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amerce

to punish by a fine.
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If guilty, hanging or mutilation and exile, plus forfeitures of all goods to the crown were typical punishments; if the accused was found innocent, the plaintiff was heavily amerced for false accusation.
37) In 1482 Oliver van Cach and John John were heavily amerced for coming to market with fish at Hythe and fixing the price at will without the bailiffs' licence.
66) In 1406 five men were severely amerced for forestalling fish in bulk and then refusing to allow a share to any townsman who would not invest 1s.