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A penalty such as a fine.
tr.v. mulct·ed, mulct·ing, mulcts
1. To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture.
2. To take (something) from another person by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
3. To take something from (another) by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
[From Middle English multen, to fine, from Latin multāre, mulctāre, from mulcta, fine.]
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1. (Law) to cheat or defraud
2. (Law) to fine (a person)
(Law) a fine or penalty
[C15: via French from Latin multa a fine]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to defraud of something; swindle.
2. to obtain by fraud, extortion, etc.
3. to punish (a person) by fine, esp. for a misdemeanor.n.
4. a fine, esp. for a misdemeanor.
[1475–85; < Latin mul(c)ta penalty of loss of property]
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Past participle: mulcted
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|Noun||1.||mulct - money extracted as a penalty |
penalty - a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
library fine - fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned
|Verb||1.||mulct - 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"|
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, hornswoggle, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize
|2.||mulct - impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"|
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1. (= fine) → multar
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