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mulct

 (mŭlkt)
n.
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.]

mulct

(mʌlkt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to cheat or defraud
2. (Law) to fine (a person)
n
(Law) a fine or penalty
[C15: via French from Latin multa a fine]

mulct

(mʌlkt)

v.t.
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]

mulct


Past participle: mulcted
Gerund: mulcting

Imperative
mulct
mulct
Present
I mulct
you mulct
he/she/it mulcts
we mulct
you mulct
they mulct
Preterite
I mulcted
you mulcted
he/she/it mulcted
we mulcted
you mulcted
they mulcted
Present Continuous
I am mulcting
you are mulcting
he/she/it is mulcting
we are mulcting
you are mulcting
they are mulcting
Present Perfect
I have mulcted
you have mulcted
he/she/it has mulcted
we have mulcted
you have mulcted
they have mulcted
Past Continuous
I was mulcting
you were mulcting
he/she/it was mulcting
we were mulcting
you were mulcting
they were mulcting
Past Perfect
I had mulcted
you had mulcted
he/she/it had mulcted
we had mulcted
you had mulcted
they had mulcted
Future
I will mulct
you will mulct
he/she/it will mulct
we will mulct
you will mulct
they will mulct
Future Perfect
I will have mulcted
you will have mulcted
he/she/it will have mulcted
we will have mulcted
you will have mulcted
they will have mulcted
Future Continuous
I will be mulcting
you will be mulcting
he/she/it will be mulcting
we will be mulcting
you will be mulcting
they will be mulcting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mulcting
you have been mulcting
he/she/it has been mulcting
we have been mulcting
you have been mulcting
they have been mulcting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mulcting
you will have been mulcting
he/she/it will have been mulcting
we will have been mulcting
you will have been mulcting
they will have been mulcting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mulcting
you had been mulcting
he/she/it had been mulcting
we had been mulcting
you had been mulcting
they had been mulcting
Conditional
I would mulct
you would mulct
he/she/it would mulct
we would mulct
you would mulct
they would mulct
Past Conditional
I would have mulcted
you would have mulcted
he/she/it would have mulcted
we would have mulcted
you would have mulcted
they would have mulcted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulct - money extracted as a penaltymulct - 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
Verb1.mulct - deprive of by deceitmulct - 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"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.mulct - impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"
levy, impose - impose and collect; "levy a fine"

mulct

noun
A sum of money levied as punishment for an offense:
verb
1. To impose a fine on:
2. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
Translations

mulct

[mʌlkt] VT
1. (= fine) → multar
2. (= cheat) to mulct sb of sthquitar algo a algn, privar a algn de algo

mulct

vt
(= fine)mit einer Geldstrafe belegen (form)
(= defraud) to mulct somebody of somethingjdm etw abschwindeln
References in classic literature ?
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 [1962] 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.