impose a penalty

impose a penalty
I verb bring to account, discipline, exact a penalty, execute a sentence, fine, inflict punishment, levy, penalize, punish, rebuke, reprimand, subject to penalty, subject to punishment associated concepts: judgment, sentence II index condemn (punish), demote, discipline (punish), fine, penalize

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  • impose a penalty on — index convict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • penalty — / penlti/ noun plural penalties (C) 1 a punishment for breaking a law, rule, or legal agreement: No littering. Penalty $500. (+ for): The penalty for murder was death. | impose a penalty (=force someone to accept a penalty): the highest penalty… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Impose — Im*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imposing}.] [F. imposer; pref. im in + poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. [1913 Webster] Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penalty — pen‧al‧ty [ˈpenlti] noun penalties PLURALFORM [countable] 1. a punishment for breaking a law or rule: penalty for • There will be increased penalties for dumping oil at sea. • The offence carries a maximum …   Financial and business terms

  • impose — im‧pose [ɪmˈpəʊz ǁ ˈpoʊz] verb impose a ban/​tax/​fine etc to officially order that something should be forbidden, taxed etc: • The city council can not impose a utility tax without voter approval. • The US Commerce Department threatened to… …   Financial and business terms

  • impose penalty — index condemn (punish), sentence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • penalty clauses — clauses that impose a liability more extensive than general damages. They are contrary to public policy and accordingly unenforceable. However, the courts will allow parties to agree the amount of damages in advance by way of what is called a… …   Law dictionary

  • penalty — n. 1) to impose, mete out a penalty 2) to pay a penalty (to pay the full penalty for one s mistakes) 3) to rescind a penalty 4) a light, mild; maximum; minimum; severe, stiff, strict penalty 5) the death penalty 6) a penalty for 7) on, under… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Penalty (ice hockey) — A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty box for a set number of minutes, during which, the player can not participate in play. The… …   Wikipedia

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