To levy a fine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To levy a fine to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements.
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Usage

In literature:

In Westchester county a fine of $25 is hereafter to be levied upon each jackass in human form who shoots birds on Sunday.
"Punchinello Vol. II., No. 30, October 22, 1870" by Various
Claims in respect of levies, fines, requisitions, and so forth might possibly amount to a further $500,000,000.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
Wilson was dismissed, and a fine of 2000 pounds was levied and presented to the widow of Porteous.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Theft is punished by the levying of a fine if the culprit is able to pay, or by a term of servitude if he has no property.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
He remained a long time in custody; and the fine, though it reduced him to beggary, was rigorously levied upon him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
In 1908 the coal miners' union refused to pay a fine levied against it, alleging that it had no funds.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
Four were hanged, twelve were sent to the galleys, many more were flogged, and a heavy fine was levied on the entire village.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
To revenge this injury, Charles marched to Dumfries and levied a large fine on the town.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
He also levied a fine of L30,000, equal to at least L100,000 of the present value of money.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Oxford Township last week took a step toward giving itself the power to locally prosecute so-called "super drunks" in order to recoup a portion of the fines levied against offenders.
The Cellar Door is getting a bit of a break from the Frederick County Liquor Board after an attorney for the bar asked the board to reconsider a fine levied last week.
UBS AG, Switzerland's biggest bank, may be fined more than $1 billion by US and UK regulators for trying to rig global interest rates, more than double the amount levied against Barclays Plc, according to a person familiar with the probe.
UK regulators levied a fine against UBS today after finding that the bank's weak oversight of its investment operations allowed a trader to book over $2 billion in losses and conceal them for months.
Two mishaps that caused workers to be contaminated with radiation are the source of a $400,00 fine levied against the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls.
With the recent decision from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to levy a fine of $500,000 on the team, as well as suspend Sean Payton for one year and Mickey Loomis for eight games, it's got a lot of people talking.
On July 6, President Obama signed the RESTORE Act, which reallocates 80% of the fines levied against BP by the federal government as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the states.
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