amerce


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a·merce

 (ə-mûrs′)
tr.v. a·merced, a·merc·ing, a·merc·es Law
To punish by fine or other penalty.

[Middle English amercen, from Anglo-Norman amercier, from à merci, at the mercy of : à, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + merci, mercy (from Latin mercēs, wages).]

a·merce′a·ble adj.
a·merce′ment n.

amerce

(əˈmɜːs)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) law to punish by a fine
2. (Historical Terms) to punish with any arbitrary penalty
[C14: from Anglo-French amercier, from Old French à merci at the mercy (because the fine was arbitrarily fixed); see mercy]
aˈmerceable adj
aˈmercement n
aˈmercer n

a•merce

(əˈmɜrs)

v.t. a•merced, a•merc•ing.
1. to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute.
2. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French amercier to fine, derivative of (estre) a merci (to be) at (someone's) mercy. See a-5, mercy]
a•merce′a•ble, adj.
a•merce′ment, n.
a•merc′er, n.

amerce


Past participle: amerced
Gerund: amercing

Imperative
amerce
amerce
Present
I amerce
you amerce
he/she/it amerces
we amerce
you amerce
they amerce
Preterite
I amerced
you amerced
he/she/it amerced
we amerced
you amerced
they amerced
Present Continuous
I am amercing
you are amercing
he/she/it is amercing
we are amercing
you are amercing
they are amercing
Present Perfect
I have amerced
you have amerced
he/she/it has amerced
we have amerced
you have amerced
they have amerced
Past Continuous
I was amercing
you were amercing
he/she/it was amercing
we were amercing
you were amercing
they were amercing
Past Perfect
I had amerced
you had amerced
he/she/it had amerced
we had amerced
you had amerced
they had amerced
Future
I will amerce
you will amerce
he/she/it will amerce
we will amerce
you will amerce
they will amerce
Future Perfect
I will have amerced
you will have amerced
he/she/it will have amerced
we will have amerced
you will have amerced
they will have amerced
Future Continuous
I will be amercing
you will be amercing
he/she/it will be amercing
we will be amercing
you will be amercing
they will be amercing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amercing
you have been amercing
he/she/it has been amercing
we have been amercing
you have been amercing
they have been amercing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amercing
you will have been amercing
he/she/it will have been amercing
we will have been amercing
you will have been amercing
they will have been amercing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amercing
you had been amercing
he/she/it had been amercing
we had been amercing
you had been amercing
they had been amercing
Conditional
I would amerce
you would amerce
he/she/it would amerce
we would amerce
you would amerce
they would amerce
Past Conditional
I would have amerced
you would have amerced
he/she/it would have amerced
we would have amerced
you would have amerced
they would have amerced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amerce - punish with an arbitrary penaltyamerce - punish with an arbitrary penalty  
amerce - punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
2.amerce - punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the courtamerce - punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
fine, ticket - issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
amerce - punish with an arbitrary penalty

amerce

verb
To impose a fine on:
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