amerce


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amerce

to punish by a fine.
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To amerce the property of farmers or shopkeepers, to restrict the employment of workers, to restrain trade beyond what is called for by the common interest in safety, health, environmental integrity, and free trade itself, is to restrict civil rights.
He writes that the sun's beams "amerce" his heart and assuage his anger and regret (III:7).
Love amerces love, & all proper cares of love's inflection.