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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court; Punish with an arbitrary penalty.

Usage examples (22)
  • Apollodorus bid me amerce myself in thirty minae, and they offer to be sureties.
  • But perhaps I could pay you a mina of silver: in that sum, then, I amerce myself.
  • I amerce myself, then, to you in that sum; and they will be sufficient sureties for the money.
  • Whether you relate to the youth on the quest of nobility, the rogue along for the ride, or the princess risking everything for those she loves, you can amerce your self... for more
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