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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 just drove a nail into a berth alongside of this here bolt, as a stopper, d’ye see, so that Master Doo-but little can’t be running in and breezing up another fight atwixt us: for, to my account, there’ll be but a han-yan with me soon, seeing that they’ll mulct me of my Spaniards, all the same as if I’d over-flogged the lubber.
A few appointments with plastic surgeons can easily be incorporated into such a vast amount of expenditure if one is the sort of person who mulcts money meant for one purpose to defray the costs of another completely different activity.