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mulct

[ muhlkt ]
/ mʌlkt /
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verb (used with object)

to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle.
to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc.
to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor.

noun

a fine, especially for a misdemeanor.

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Origin of mulct

First recorded in 1475–85, mulct is from the Latin word mul(c)ta penalty involving loss of property
un·mulct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mulct

mulct
/ (mʌlkt) /

verb (tr)

to cheat or defraud
to fine (a person)

noun

a fine or penalty
C15: via French from Latin multa a fine
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