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Meaning of MULCT

Pronunciation:  mulkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  money extracted as a penalty
  2. [v]  impose a fine on
  3. [v]  deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

MULCT is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: amercement, bunco, con, defraud, diddle, fine, fine, goldbrick, gyp, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, victimize
 See Also: beat, cheat, chisel, impose, levy, library fine, penalty, rip off, short, short-change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mulct\, n. [L. mulcta, multa.]
    1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.
    2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.]
    Syn: Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty.
  2. \Mulct\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulcted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mulcting}.] [L. mulctare, multare.]
    1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine
       or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine.
    2. Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or
       discipline. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
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