mulct

  • 1 mulct — / məlkt/ n [Latin multa mulcta]: fine penalty mulct vt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mulct …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Mulct — Mulct, n. [L. mulcta, multa.] 1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty. [1913 Webster] 2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Mulct — Mulct, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulcted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulcting}.] [L. mulctare, multare.] 1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to deprive of; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 mulct — (v.) late 15c., to punish by a fine, from M.Fr. mulcter to fine, punish (15c.), from L. mulctare, altered (Barnhart calls it false archaism ) from multare punish, to fine, from multa penalty, fine, perhaps from Oscan or Samnite [Klein]. Sense of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 mulct — *penalize, fine, amerce Analogous words: exact, require, *demand, claim …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 mulct — [mulkt] vt. [L mulctare < mulcta, multa, a fine] 1. to punish by a fine or by depriving of something 2. to extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit n. a fine or similar penalty …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 mulct — v. (rare) (D;tr.) ( to defraud ) to mulct of (to mulct smb. of her/his money) * * * [mʌlkt] (rare) (D;tr.) ( to defraud ) to mulct of (to mulct smb. of her/his money) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 mulct — 1. noun /mʌlkt/ A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one. juries cast up what a wife is worth, / By laying whateer sum in mulct they please on / The lover, who must pay a handsome price, / Because it is a marketable vice. 2. verb /mʌlkt/ a)… …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 mulct — [mʌlkt] formal verb extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation. ↘(mulct something of) take money or possessions from (someone) by fraudulent means. noun a fine or compulsory payment. Origin C15: from L. mulctare, multare, from mulcta a fine …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 mulct — I. noun Etymology: Latin multa, mulcta Date: 1591 fine, penalty II. transitive verb Date: 1611 1. to punish by a fine 2. a. to defraud especially of money ; swindle …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 mulct — /mulkt/, v.t. 1. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle. 2. to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc. 3. to punish (a person) by fine, esp. for a misdemeanor. n. 4. a fine, esp. for a misdemeanor.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 mulct — Synonyms and related words: amerce, amercement, beat, beguile of, bilk, bleed, bunco, burn, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, claim, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen, crib, damages, defraud, demand, diddle, distrain, distraint, distress, do in,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 mulct — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cheat someone] Syn. defraud, trick, swindle; see deceive , lie 1 . 2. [Punish] Syn. penalize, fine, reprove; see punish . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun A sum of money levied as punishment for an offense: amercement,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 mulct — mÊŒlkt n. fine, punishment v. fine or punish; extort through dishonest means, cheat, blackmail, defraud (especially of money) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 mulct — I. n. Fine, amercement, forfeit, forfeiture, pecuniary penalty. II. v. a. Fine, amerce, impose a fine upon …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 mulct — n 1. fine, penalty, amercement, (at English universities) sconce, settlement, Law. damages; forfeiture, forfeit, Eng. Law. praemunire, confiscation, Law. escheat, Law. sequestration; fixed fee, fee, charge, cost, Hist. scot. v 2. fine, amerce,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 mulct — [[t]mʌlkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to defraud of something; swindle 2) to obtain by fraud, extortion, etc 3) lawg to punish (a person) by fine, esp. for a misdemeanor 4) lawg a fine, esp. for a misdemeanor • Etymology: 1475–85; < L mul(c) ta penalty of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 mulct — /mʌlkt/ (say mulkt) verb (t) 1. to deprive of something by trickery. 2. to punish (a person) by fine or forfeiture. 3. to deprive of something as a penalty. –noun 4. a fine; a penalty. {Latin mulcta fine} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 mulct —   v.t. v.t. rob of; deprive of; fine; n. fine.    ♦ mulctation, n.    ♦ mulctative,    ♦ mulctatory,   a.    ♦ mulctuary, a. punishable by fine …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 20 mulct — /malkt/ A penalty or punishment imposed on a person guilty of some offense, tort, or misdemeanor, usually a pecuniary fine or condemnation in damages. A forfeit, fine, or penalty. To sentence to a pecuniary penalty or forfeiture as a punishment;… …

    Black's law dictionary