mulct definition by Webster's New World
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- to punish by a fine or by depriving of something
- to extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit
Origin: Classical Latin mulctare ; from mulcta, multa, a fine
a fine or similar penalty
mulct definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A penalty such as a fine.transitive verb mulct·ed, mulct·ing, mulcts
- To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture.
- To acquire by trickery or deception.
- To defraud or swindle.
Origin: From Middle English multen, to fine, from Latin multāre, mulctāre, from mulcta, fine.
mulct - Legal Definition
- To levy a fine.
- To defraud someone.