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Fine can be defined as a sum imposed as punishment for an offense
New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)
The money a person must pay as punishment for doing something illegal or for not doing something they were supposed to do.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
To sentence a person convicted of an offense to pay a penalty in money.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)
A fine means a financial penalty levied by the court as a result of civil or criminal proceedings.
Drogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Definition of a fine - a sum of money paid as a form of punishment. A “day-fine” uses the defendant’s ability to pay and the seriousness of the offense as factors in deciding the amount of the fine.
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)