\ ˈfīnz How to pronounce fines (audio) \

Definition of fines

: finely crushed or powdered material (such as ore) also : very small particles in a mixture of various sizes

Examples of fines in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cities of Birmingham and Mobile face $25,000 fines under the Memorial Preservation Act for removing Confederate monuments in June. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Montgomery school board to consider name changes for Lee, Jeff Davis, Lanier high schools," 13 July 2020 Some local governments including West Hollywood, California, and Pensacola, Florida, have announced plans to use fines to enforce the regulations. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Some Americans refuse to mask up. Rules, fines and free masks will change that, experts say.," 13 July 2020 Now, business owners fear more confrontations, since Whitmer's new order puts the onus on them to refuse entry to customers without masks or face potential fines, criminal records, and/or loss of their business licenses. Gus Garcia-roberts, Detroit Free Press, "As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks," 12 July 2020 The infringements were among 60 fines issued to people over a 24-hour period for breaching the recent orders of the state’s chief health officer. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges," 10 July 2020 If the education does not work, health officials will then consider fines. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "'We wouldn't want to have to go back': Why mask order was put in place in Marion County," 10 July 2020 If the calls were deemed racially motivated, a number of consequences such as fines, sensitivity training or jail time would be issued. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "San Francisco official proposes 'CAREN Act,' making racially biased 911 calls illegal," 8 July 2020 The health department would have the ability to charge people with misdemeanors, and fines. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "How will Ohio enforce its mask mandate across seven “red” alert counties?," 8 July 2020 Additional restrictions have been re-enforced which include placing capacity limits on restaurants, synagogues and public transportation along with implementing fines for not wearing face masks. Fox News, "Israel's top health official quits amid rising coronavirus cases," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of fines

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fines

noun derivative of fine entry 1

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The first known use of fines was in 1880

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27 Jul 2020

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“Fines.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fines. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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