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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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Jordan Palfreeman, 27, of Freshingham Close, Hemlington, fined PS660 and ordered to pay PS151 costs for failing to give driver information.
Fined PS80 with PS85 costs and PS20 victim surcharge (3pts).
Angela Clarke, 46, of Harris Avenue, Rumney, Cardiff, was fined pounds 150 with pounds 60 costs and a pounds 15 victim surcharge.
Natalie Domingo McNally, 31, of Water Avens Way, Stockton, fined PS660 and ordered to pay PS151 costs for failing to give driver information.
Fined PS70 with PS90 costs and PS20 victim surcharge.
The people who showed up and weren't excused were fined $250, but the judge delayed assessing the fine on the condition they committed to serving as jurors.
Andrea Rooney, 22, of Norton Road, Stockton, fined PS660 and ordered to pay PS151 for failing to give driver information.
Fined pounds 350 with pounds 60 costs and pounds 107.
Edgbaston Denise Gordon, 33, of Melton Drive, fined pounds 178' Alene Tatar, 40, of City Road, fined pounds 202' Craig Warner, 24, of Notwood Place, fined pounds 204.
David Brian Hall, 29, of Sandown Road, Billingham, fined PS660 and ordered to pay PS151 costs for driving without an appropriate licence and using a vehicle without insurance and MoT.
Fined pounds 190 with pounds 60 costs and pounds 15 victim surcharge.
Fox was fined $2,000 for getting into the ensuing altercation.