Mulct definition

mŭlkt
Frequency:
A penalty such as a fine.
noun
3
1
To punish by a fine or by depriving of something.
verb
3
1
To take (something) from another person by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
verb
2
1
To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture.
verb
1
1
A fine or similar penalty.
noun
1
1
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To levy a fine.
noun
0
0
To defraud someone.
noun
0
0
(law) A fine or penalty, especially a pecuniary one.
noun
0
0
To impose such a fine or penalty.
verb
0
0
To swindle (someone) out of money.
verb
0
0
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To extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit.
verb
0
1
To take something from (another) by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
verb
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2

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mulct
Plural:
mulcts

Origin of mulct

  • From Middle English multen to fine from Latin multāre, mulctāre from mulcta fine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mulcta, from Proto-Italic.

    From Wiktionary