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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Money extracted as a penalty.

Usage examples (21)
  • Dispossess unlawfully or unjustly; oust. emercement (amercement)
  • Corporal punishment, imprisonment, and amercement resulted; of frequent occurrence were those fearful scenes which culminated in riots such as those of Ilocos in 1807 and
  • Council excepting innocent non-combatants and their official protector from confiscation or amercement.
  • If an a£tion lies againft him for not return - ing a capias utlagat, or an amercement only for the contempt; adjourned, 87 for more
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