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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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26) In discussing the gambling habits of the King in "George IV," Thackeray writes, "A noble lord, whom we shall call the Marquis of Steyne, is said to have mulcted him in immense sums" (GIV, p.
They scized debtors and held them in small lock-ups where `they mulcted their victims, forcing them to pay what were often exorbitant prices for food and lodging' (Brewer 1980: 26).
The agricultural labourer was then further mulcted by enclosure, and the extinction of those immemorial rights of pasture and fuel which he had so long enjoyed.
In 1896 Hearst sent Bierce to Washington to head the lobby opposing passage of a funding bill that would have mulcted taxpayers of millions of dollars for the benefit of the Central and Southern Pacific railroads.
When those who had been swindled demanded retribution, they were finally convinced that they had been mulcted as a result of their own selfishness and greed.
Musni, 60, were picking up passengers in Blumentritt, Manila last Wednesday when three men boarded their jeepney, commandeered their vehicle and mulcted them of their day's earnings amounting to P900.
If Team GB wins as many medals as it did in 2008, which I doubt, it will be because the taxpayer has been mulcted for the past four years, chiefly for elitist sports that cost the most to compete in - like messing about in boats and hurtling round monstrously expensive velodromes.
libertarians) seizing, or directing, state funds improperly mulcted from the long suffering taxpayer, toward the promotion of liberty and freedom.
Yes, one justification for using roads, a regulated bank, the post office, a public library or park, is that the money to build and administer these amenities was mulcted from the taxpayers, and therefore in utilizing them one is "only getting one's money back.
With strict liability, clinics would be tempted to focus on these questions because they would be automatically mulcted in court fees whenever a couple separates and goes to court to resolve the issue of preembryo disposition.