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amerce

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Verb (transitive)
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a=merce

CIDE DICTIONARY

amercev. t. [OF. amercier, fr. a merci at the mercy of, liable to a punishment. See Mercy.].
  •  To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court; as, the court amerced the criminal in the sum of one hundred dollars.  [1913 Webster]
    " The penalty or fine may be expressed without a preposition, or it may be introduced by in, with, or of."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To punish, in general; to mulct.  [1913 Webster]
    "Millions of spirits for his fault amerced
    Of Heaven.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall by him be amerced with penance due."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amerce, v.tr.
1 Law punish by fine.
2 punish arbitrarily.

Derivative
amercement n. amerciable adj.
Etymology
ME amercy f. AF amercier f. a at + merci MERCY

ROGET THESAURUS

amerce

Penalty

VB fine, mulct, amerce, sconce, confiscate, sequestrate, sequester, escheat, estreat, forfeit.


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