Meaning of “fixed penalty” in the English Dictionary

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"fixed penalty" in British English

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fixed penaltynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɪkst ˈpen.əl.ti/ us /ˌfɪkst ˈpen.əl.t̬i/

a fixed amount of money you have to pay as a punishment for a driving offence, without having to go to court

(Definition of “fixed penalty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)