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Punishments outside of prison - synonyms or related words

bail

noun

the chance to stay out of prison until your trial

bind over

British if a court binds someone over, it warns them that they will be punished if they break the law again

community sentence

noun

a punishment ordered by a court that forces someone to work in the community instead of going to prison

community service

noun

work that someone does as a punishment, instead of going to prison

compensatory damages

noun

money paid by a court to someone to compensate them for loss, damage, or harm

conditional bail

noun

a form of bail with conditions such as reporting to the police daily or surrendering a passport

contemptuous damages

noun

a very small sum of money, usually as low as one cent or one penny, that a court awards to a winning claimant to show that the case should never have been brought to court

damages

noun

legal money that a court orders you to pay someone because you have harmed them or their property

derisory damages

noun

contemptuous damages

disqualification

noun

a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules

disqualify

verb

to not allow someone to do something because they have committed an offence

endorse

verb

British to record an offence committed by a driver on their driving licence

endorsement

noun

British an official record of an offence committed by a driver that is printed in their driving licence

exemplary damages

noun

punitive damages

extradition

noun

the process of extraditing someone

fine

noun

an amount of money that you have to pay because you have broken the law

fixed penalty notice

noun

an immediate fine given to people for minor offences

forfeit

noun

something that you must give, pay, or do because you have done something wrong

FPN

noun

a fixed penalty notice: an immediate fine given to people for minor offences

general damages

noun

money paid to an injured party to compensate them for non-economic harm such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress

impound

verb

if the police or other officials impound something, they take it away from someone because they have done something illegal

nominal damages

noun

a very small, symbolic amount of money given as compensation to someone who has won a legal case but did not suffer significant loss or damage

non-custodial

adjective

a non-custodial punishment does not involve sending someone to prison

probation

noun

a system by which someone who has committed a crime is not sent to prison, but has to agree not to break the law again and to let a probation officer check their behaviour for a specific period of time

punitive damages

noun

extra money that a court of law makes someone pay for causing harm to someone. Punitive damages are also known as exemplary damages.

quantum

noun

legal a quantum of damages

quantum of damages

noun

the amount of damages that a person is seeking or that the court has awarded. It is sometimes referred to as quantum.

restorative justice

noun

the practice of making the person who committed a crime meet their victim in order to repair some of the damage done by the crime

sanction

noun

a threat to punish someone for breaking a rule

sequester

verb

to sequestrate

sequestrate

verb

to take someone’s property away from them until they pay the money that they owe

special damages

noun

money paid to an injured party in a legal case for financial losses such as loss of earnings, property damage and medical expenses

suspended sentence

noun

time that someone will have to spend in prison only if they commit another crime within a fixed period

tag

noun

a piece of electronic equipment attached to someone, especially a criminal, in order to check where they go

unconditional bail

noun

a form of bail in which the accused does not have to remain in prison while awaiting trial and has no further restrictions placed upon them

sequestration

noun

be under house arrest

to be officially prevented from leaving your home, usually because you have been accused of a political crime

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