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amerce

verb

1 amerce

Punish with an arbitrary penalty.

Roget 974: fine, mulct, amerce, sconce, confiscate; sequestrate, sequester; escheat [Law]; estreat, forfeit.   



2 amerce

Punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court.


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