mulct

mulct

[muhlkt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle.
2.
to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc.
3.
to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor.
noun
4.
a fine, especially for a misdemeanor.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin mul(c)ta penalty involving loss of property

unmulcted, adjective
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mulct (mʌlkt)
 
vb
1.  to cheat or defraud
2.  to fine (a person)
 
n
3.  a fine or penalty
 
[C15: via French from Latin multa a fine]

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mulct
late 15c., from Fr. mulcter "to fine, punish," from L. mulctare, altered from multare "punish, to fine," from multa "penalty, fine," perhaps from Oscan or Samnite. Sense of "defraud" is first recorded 1748.
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