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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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Translations

mulct

[mʌlkt] VT
1. (= fine) → multar
2. (= cheat) to mulct sb of sthquitar algo a algn, privar a algn de algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mulct

vt
(= fine)mit einer Geldstrafe belegen (form)
(= defraud) to mulct somebody of somethingjdm etw abschwindeln
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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Duterte urged a stop to anomalous transactions where Chinese-Filipino businessmen fall prey to mulcting by government personnel, particularly those in the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Consider this: As he presided over the clean-up of the biggest public market and streets, Moreno used his now-familiar colorful language to refer to a syndicate mulcting billions from vendors in exchange for precious space.
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We just look the other way when we see traffic officers mulcting motorists on the road.
For this reason, mulcting airport and customs personnel can be reported by the public and their concerns acted upon immediately.
He also warned police officers against mulcting motorists in exchange for letting them go.
All are alike in that failure to pay results in shifting the tax load to the shoulders of others less able to pay, and in mulcting the Treasury of the Government's just due.
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When people support mulcting money from A and/or giving it to B, and expose themselves as willing to violate the NAP and engage in coercion to this end, you can be sure that there are some net losers and that others are net gainers.
Moreover, by exploiting the government's use of coercion that prohibits competing media of exchange, they foist their fiat money on an unwitting populace and steal from under their noses, mulcting them of their property in exactly the same manner as the state, right up to the point at which all money has been destroyed.