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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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The only thing they understand is the brute force they use to mulct their customers.
They've ditched old common law rules so as to charge deep-pocket defendants with harms that were once considered other people's fault, thus making it thinkable to mulct automakers for the costs of drunk drivers' crashes, tobacco companies for the costs of smokers' indulgence in the weed, and now gun makers for the damage caused when their wares are used in crimes.
Innocent people fall prey to the extortion schemes of soul-less employees who mulct from harried passengers who are forced to fork over some of their hard-earned money due to no fault of their own.
Monreal has assured the public that the campaign covers not only security forces but also civilian employees at the NAIA, saying it is unforgivable to compel passengers, particularly overseas workers, to shell out money for services they are entitled to and mulct money from them.
Lt Col Shalimar Imperial, 27th Infantry Battalion commander, said the NPA is engaged in extortion activities called "Rebolusyonaryong Buwis sa Kaaway na Uri" (RBKU) designed to mulct companies not just merely for logistical and financial support but mainly to paralyze their operations and displace workers of the company.