pecuniary punishment


pecuniary punishment
fine paid as punishment

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • corporal punishment — Physical punishment as distinguished from pecuniary punishment or a fine; any kind of punishment of or inflicted on the body. The term may or may not include imprisonment, according to the context. The Supreme Court has upheld the use of… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • penalty — An elastic term with many different shades of meaning; it involves idea of punishment, corporeal or pecuniary, or civil or criminal, although its meaning is generally confined to pecuniary punishment. Allied v. Graves, 261 N.C. 31, 134 S.E.2d 186 …   Black's law dictionary

  • fine — A pecuniary punishment or penalty imposed by lawful tribunal upon person convicted of crime or misdemeanor. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3571. It may include a forfeiture or penalty recoverable in a civil action, and, in criminal convictions, may be… …   Black's law dictionary


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