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English definition of “fine”

fine

noun [C]     /faɪn/
B1 an amount of money that has to be paid as a punishment for not obeying a rule or law: The maximum penalty for the offence is a $1,000 fine. If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a heavy (= severe) fine.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
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