mulct

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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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By the mid-nineteenth century, both legislatures and courts were using the term "civil penalties" as shorthand for such mulcts.
4 BLACKSTONE, supra note 19, at 278-80 (discussing summary proceedings before justices of the peace for "divers petty pecuniary mulcts [fines], and corporal penalties.
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