Definitions for: Mulct


[n] money extracted as a penalty
[v] impose a fine on
[v] deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mulct, n. [L. mulcta, multa.]
1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.

2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.]

Syn: Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty.


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.

2. Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or
discipline. [Obs.]

Synonyms: amercement, bunco, con, defraud, diddle, fine, fine, goldbrick, gyp, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, victimize

See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, impose, levy, library fine, penalty, rip off, short, short-change

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