Definition of Amerce. Meaning of Amerce. Synonyms of Amerce

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Definition of Amerce

Amerce
Amerce A*merce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amerced; p. pr. & vb. n. Amercing.] [OF. amercier, fr. a merci at the mercy of, liable to a punishment. See Mercy.] 1. 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 amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred dollars. Note: The penalty of fine may be expressed without a preposition, or it may be introduced by in, with, or of. 2. To punish, in general; to mulct. Millions of spirits for his fault amerced Of Heaven. --Milton. Shall by him be amerced with penance due. --Spenser.

Meaning of Amerce from wikipedia

- peers. The noun "amercement" lately derives from the verb to amerce, thus: the King amerces his subject, who offended some law. The term is of Anglo-Norman...
- at the court was a feudal duty, and those who failed to appear could be amerced, i.e. arbitrarily fined. After 1267 however, generally only a manor's unfree...
- (Old Fr. embuscher) amelioration amenable amend amendment amends amenity amerce amethyst ami amiable amity ammonite ammunition, from munition amnesty, compare...
- early as in England's 1215 Magna Carta which reads that: "no one shall be 'amerced' (fined) to the extent that they are deprived of their means of living...
- p****ed in November 2003. This Act makes it possible for the government to amerce or to seize property without due process, and the Civil Forfeiture Office...
- fines and ransom made, and also the amercements of all them that shall be amerced before the said justices, in alleviation of the said towns as before is...
- borough for Cirencester probably began in the same year, when they were amerced for a false presentment.[clarification needed] Four inquisitions during...
- FitzWalter later despatched his henchman Baltrip to forcibly and illegally amerce and distrain the prior. Cattle rustling was an important pastime of the...
- as "the said lewd and scandalous attempt", the borough of Westbury was amerced twenty pounds, Long was removed from office, and the returning officer...
- When Charleston returned to patriot control in 1782, Daniel's estate was amerced twelve percent of its total value when Daniel returned to South Carolina...
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