mulct /'məlkt/ n [Latin multa mulcta]: fine penalty
mulct vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (defraud) verb cheat, deceive, embezzle, fudge, peculate, practice fraud, sharp, steal, swindle, trick II (fine) verb amerce, deprive, distrain, exact a fine, impose a fine, penalize, punish III index bilk, deceive, defraud, deprive, dupe, exact, fine (noun), fine (verb), forfeiture (thing forfeited), peculate, penalize, punishment, seize (confiscate), steal, trover

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

to impose a financial penalty, sometimes used of a finding of expenses or costs against a party in a litigation.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1 To levy a fine.
2 To defraud someone.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • mulct — *penalize, fine, amerce Analogous words: exact, require, *demand, claim …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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