Generally, a payment that a natural or legal person must make as a penalty for culpable violation of provisions (legal provisions: laws, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, rules of conduct [such as in court], etc.) (money usually paid to superior authority as punishment for a crime or other offense). – As a rule, supervisory authorities may order a fine. – See penalty money, procuration money, fine.
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