pecuniary penalty

pecuniary penalty
index amercement, fine, forfeiture (thing forfeited)

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  • punish by pecuniary penalty — index fine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • subject to a pecuniary penalty — index fine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pecuniary — Pe*cun ia*ry, a. [L. pecuniarius, fr. pecunia money, orig., property in cattle, fr. pecus cattle: cf. F. p[ e]cuniaire. See {Fee}, and cf. {Peculiar}.] 1. Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a pecuniary reward. Burke. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penalty adjudged to be paid — A pecuniary penalty, not a penalty by imprisonment. 36 Am J2d Forf & P § 2. See fine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pecuniary — adjective /pɪˈkjuːniˌəɹi/ Of, or relating to, money; monetary. a pecuniary penalty …   Wiktionary

  • penalty — pen·al·ty / pen əl tē/ n pl ties 1: a punishment that is imposed on a wrongdoer by statute or judicial decision 2: a pecuniary sum that by agreement is to be paid by a party who fails to fulfill an obligation to another and that is punitive… …   Law dictionary

  • penalty clause — n 1: a clause (as in a contract) that calls for a penalty to be paid or suffered by a party under specified terms (as in the event of a breach) and that is usu. unenforceable ◇ A penalty clause differs from a liquidated damages clause by not… …   Law dictionary

  • Penalty — Pe nal*ty, n.; pl. {Penalties}. [F. p[ e]nalit[ e]. See {Penal}.] 1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pecuniary — [pi kyo͞o′nē er΄ē] adj. [L pecuniarius < pecunia, money < pecus, cattle: see FEE] 1. of or involving money 2. involving a money penalty, or fine [a pecuniary offense] SYN. FINANCIAL pecuniarily adv …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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