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fine

noun amercement, compulsory payment, forfeit, forfeiture, legal liability, liability, mulct, payment for misconduct, pecuniary penalty, pecuniary punishment, penalty, prescribed punishment, sconce
Associated concepts: excessive fine
Foreign phrases: Quam rationabilis debet esse finis, non definitur, sed omnibus circumstantiis inspectis pendet ex justiciariorum discretione.What a reasonable fine ought to be is not defined, but is left to the discretion of the judges, all the circumstances being considered. Mulcta damnum famae non irrogat. A fine does not impose a loss of reputation.

fine

verb amerce, exact a penalty, exact retribution, immose a forfeiture, impose a mulct, impose a penalty, impose payment for misconduct, impose pecuniary punishment, innlict a penalty upon, mulct, penalize, punish, punish by pecuniary penalty, subject to a pecuniary penalty, tax
See also: acute, amercement, appropriate, cost, damages, forfeiture, impalpable, meritorious, narrow, penalize, penalty, premium, rare, sapid, tenuous, trover, valuable

fine

a monetary penalty imposed in criminal matters. Itmaybe accepted in instalments, and in some cases, essentially based on means, the court may remit (extinguish) the fine. In the UK there are maximum levels of fines laid down for certain offences. Some levels are changed every so often in accord with the change in the value of money. There are sometimes statutory equivalent periods of imprisonment laid down for failure to pay fines.
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Fined PS220 with PS120 costs, PS22 victim surcharge and PS150 criminal courts charge.
He was fined pounds 350 for driving without insurance with pounds 60 costs and pounds 15 victim surcharge and six penalty points imposed on his licence.
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In accordance with the ICC code of conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
And 16% of these have been fined once and 18% more than once.
In 2003, MCI was fined a record $500 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission for accounting fraud.