Antonyms for mulct

Grammar : Verb
Spell : muhlkt
Phonetic Transcription : mʌlkt

Definition of mulct

Origin :
  • late 15c., "to punish by a fine," from Middle French mulcter "to fine, punish" (15c.), from Latin mulctare, altered (Barnhart calls it "false archaism") from multare "punish, to fine," from multa "penalty, fine," perhaps from Oscan or Samnite [Klein]. Sense of "defraud" is first recorded 1748. Related: Mulcted; mulcting.
  • verb cheat
Example sentences :
  • The entire business is carried on to catch and mulct tourists.
  • Extract from : « Paris Vistas » by Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • If he come into debt by Contract, or Mulct, the case is the same.
  • Extract from : « Leviathan » by Thomas Hobbes
  • It is too early yet to say what the result of the “mulct” Act will be.
  • Extract from : « Sober by Act of Parliament » by Fred A. McKenzie
  • The offence that held 1500 soldiers in check was met by a mulct of two half-crowns.
  • Extract from : « Merchantmen-at-Arms » by David W. Bone
  • The mulct to be imposed upon the parish of Epinal was never exacted.
  • Extract from : « The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales » by Richard Garnett
  • When he is warned on a jury, he had rather pay the mulct than appear.
  • Extract from : « Character Writings of the 17th Century » by Various
  • But incidentally, they're going to mulct every other cattle owner in the state.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Horde » by Charles Alden Seltzer
  • My remark was an epitogram—an axis—a kind of mulct'em in parvo.
  • Extract from : « The Gentle Grafter » by O. Henry
  • No mulct was paid for Harek's house-servants, and the rock was declared to be Grankel's.
  • Extract from : « Heimskringla » by Snorri Sturlason
  • The bondes came then, according to agreement, to pay the mulct.
  • Extract from : « Heimskringla » by Snorri Sturlason

Synonyms for mulct

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