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Penalty

n.In a criminal trial after the crime is proved a person maybe ordered by the judge to pay monetary fine or his property can be forfeitted.The accused can also be put behind bars for a period of time.In civil law penalties can be imposed on business with improper licence or for "late payments" on promissory notes or lease.

 
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