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Meaning of AMERCE

Pronunciation:  u'murs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
  2. [v]  punish with an arbitrary penalty
 

AMERCE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: fine, penalise, penalize, punish, ticket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*merce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amerced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Amercing}.] [OF. amercier, fr. a merci at the mercy of,
liable to a punishment. See {Mercy}.]
1. To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is
   not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court;
   as, the amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred
   dollars.

Note: The penalty of fine may be expressed without a
      preposition, or it may be introduced by in, with, or
      of.

2. To punish, in general; to mulct.

         Millions of spirits for his fault amerced Of Heaven.
                                               --Milton.

         Shall by him be amerced with penance due. --Spenser.

 

 

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