There is another custom amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct
, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
True it is I am a gentleman of known house, of estate and property, and entitled to the five hundred sueldos mulct
; and it may be that the sage who shall write my history will so clear up my ancestry and pedigree that I may find myself fifth or sixth in descent from a king; for I would have thee know, Sancho, that there are two kinds of lineages in the world; some there be tracing and deriving their descent from kings and princes, whom time has reduced little by little until they end in a point like a pyramid upside down; and others who spring from the common herd and go on rising step by step until they come to be great lords; so that the difference is that the one were what they no longer are, and the others are what they formerly were not.
“I have just drove a nail into a berth alongside of this here bolt, as a stopper, d’ye see, so that Master Doo-but little can’t be running in and breezing up another fight atwixt us: for, to my account, there’ll be but a han-yan with me soon, seeing that they’ll mulct
me of my Spaniards, all the same as if I’d over-flogged the lubber.
These, then, are the situations in which men will be seditious: the causes for which they will be so are profit and honour; and their contrary: for, to avoid dishonour or loss of fortune by mulcts
, either on their own account or their friends, they will raise a commotion in the state.
The United States, as now composed, have no powers to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions, either by pecuniary mulcts
, by a suspension or divestiture of privileges, or by any other constitutional mode.
Pelet would probably have greeted him with a public rebuke, and would certainly have mulcted
him both of soup and fish; as it was, that polite though partial gentleman only shook his head, and as I took my place, unrolled my napkin, and said my heretical grace to myself, he civilly despatched a servant to the kitchen, to bring me a plate of "puree aux carottes" (for this was a maigre-day), and before sending away the first course, reserved for me a portion of the stock-fish of which it consisted.
The picture of the bewhiskered trio, as he had last seen them, mulcted
of four dollars and ninety cents and a ferry ticket, made him chuckle.
It is the decree of the court that she forfeit to the said lord bishop all her goods, even to the last farthing that she doth possess, and be thereto mulcted
in the costs.
One night I was out fishing in the lagoon with Oti, the man who had been mulcted
of the cowries.
I have learned from them that other millionnaires have been likewise mulcted
or persecuted--how many is not known, for when one yields to the M.
This was proof to my father that reform was mainly only a conspiracy of prehensile charlatans to mulct
tax-payers (Rothbard  2009, 24; Rothbard 1986, 1:26-29).
"Whoever steals a state owned or a registered antiquity or part of such for the purpose of smuggling shall be punished by imprisonment and by a mulct
not less than LE 50,000 and not more than LE 500,000.