verb (used with object)
Origin of mulct
Examples from the Web for mulct
The entire business is carried on to catch and mulct tourists.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
But the most dissuaded from this course, thinking that Sigurd would pay the mulct for the slaughter done.
The bondes came then, according to agreement, to pay the mulct.
I'm richer'n any of 'em and he'll mulct me on my Canadian investments for the balance of half a million!The Sins of Sverac Bablon|Sax Rohmer
And even from this mulct he was released on the accession of Richard II., a few days after.
British Dictionary definitions for mulct
Word Origin for mulct
Word Origin and History for mulct
late 15c., "to punish by a fine," from Middle French mulcter "to fine, punish" (15c.), from Latin mulctare, altered (Barnhart calls it "false archaism") from multare "punish, to fine," from multa "penalty, fine," perhaps from Oscan or Samnite [Klein]. Sense of "defraud" is first recorded 1748. Related: Mulcted; mulcting.