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mulct

(Defraud), verb cheat, deceive, embezzle, fudge, peculate, practice fraud, sharp, steal, swindle, trick

mulct

(Fine), verb amerce, deprive, distrain, exact a fine, impose a fine, penalize, punish
See also: bilk, confiscate, deceive, defraud, deprive, dupe, exact, fine, forfeiture, peculate, penalize, punishment, seize, steal, trover

mulct

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

MULCT, punishment. A fine imposed on the conviction of an offence.

MULCT, commerce. An imposition laid on ships or goods by a company of trade, for the maintenance of consuls and the like. Obsolete.

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I have learned from them that other millionnaires have been likewise mulcted or persecuted--how many is not known, for when one yields to the M.
I hope other social housing providers come up with equally ingenious ideas to allow people to stay in their homes without being mulcted by millionaire Chancellor George Osborne.
We show no arts of Lydian pandarism, Corinthian poisons, Persian flatteries, But mulcted so in the conclusion that Even those spectators that were so inclined Go home changed men.
49) Upon being mulcted eight days pay they 'begged rather to be ordered punishment than to be sent back again, as they were determined not to work the ship as she was then manned, but rather go as prisoners in her to England'.