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Definition of the noun amercement

What does amercement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amercements

  1. money extracted as a penalty
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of amercement: fine / mulct
    • more generic word: penalty = a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
    • more specific term: library fine = fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned

Alternative definition of the noun amercement

noun

  1. A non-statutory monetary penalty or forfeiture.

Explanation

Amercement: An amercement is a financial penalty in English law, common during the Middle Ages, imposed either by the court or by 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 origin, and literally means "being at the mercy of": a-merce-ment.

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Google previewThe Pacific Reporter (1913)

An amercement is a money penalty in the nature of a tine imposed upon an officer for some misconduct or neglect of duty. It is a stautory proceeding, and, like all other penal statutes, must be strictly construed. The right to demand a judgment ...

Google previewEnforcement of Judgments and Liens in Virginia (2013)

by Doug Rendleman

Amercement is a penalty imposed by the court issuing the writ on the sheriff for failing to make due return of a writ of execution or of the proceeds of any monies collected in carrying out the process. The procedure is used rarely in Virginia, ...

Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio (1873)

Amercement is a penal proceeding, varying from the course of the common law, and only to be pursued when authorized by law. The order amercing the sheriff is reversed.” In Wadsworth v. Parsons, 6 Ohio, 449, referred to upon the other side ...

Google previewCommunity-Based Corrections (2016)

by CTI Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS Amercement: An amercement is a financial penalty in English law, common during the Middle Ages, imposed either by the court or by peers. The term is of AngloNorman ...

Google previewPacific States Reports (1912)

Extra Annotated

An amercement is a summary proceeding, which is granted on motion, with two days' notice. There are no pleadings; there is no jury; there is no trial. If it appears to the court that the officer is guilty of the negligence, and the proceedings are ...

Google previewA Digest of the Law of Scotland (1880)

With Special Reference to the Office and Duties of a Justice of the Peace by Hugh Barclay

AMERCIAMENT or AMERCEMENT is an English law term practically equivalent to fine. AMICUS CURIAE.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1896)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

AMERCEMENT. For Forms relating to Amercement and the proceedings connected 1306. AMENDMENTS. 1307.

Google previewA Law Dictionary and Glossary (1867)

Containing Full Definitions of the Prinicipal Terms of the Common and Civil Law, Together with Translations and Explanations of the Various Technical Phrases in Different Languages, Occurring in the Ancient and Modern Reports, and Standard Treatises; Embracing, Also, All the Principal Common and Civil Law Maxims. Compiled on the Basis of Spelman's Glossary, and Adapted to the Jurisprudence of the United States; with Copious Illustrations, Critical and Historical by Alexander Mansfield Burrill

In misenbordia came to be used in records as expressive of judgment of amercement against either party to a suit, and is literally translated in the phrase “ in mercy, &c.,” with which judgment records still conclude, although no amercement is ...

Google previewContested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat (1882)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

that rendered him liable to punishment at the discretion of the court, was said esse or poni in misericordia, and the pecuniary fine imposed on such an offender was called amerciamentum, an amercement, from the Fr. a merci. When the ...

Google previewPolitical Dictionary (1846)

Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal

Formerly all offences inquirable in leets were also punishable there by amercement; but the power of adjudicating finally upon crimes in courts leet, whether public or private, is now limited to such minor offences as are still left under the old ...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1846)

by George Long

Formerly all offences in- quirable in leets were also punishable there by amercement ; but the power of adjudicating finally upon crimes in courts leet whether public or private, is now limited to such minor offences as are still left under the old ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by James Cockcroft, David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

AMERCEMENT. (See also the titles Fines and Penalties; Sheriff.) — A pecuniary penalty or fine imposed upon an offender at the discretion of the court.1 AMICABLE. See note 2. AMICUS CUBLffi. (See Encyc. of Pleading and Practice, titles ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Thus arose the distinction between greater and less offences; for in the crimina majora there was at least a fine to the king, which was levied by a capiatur ; but upon the lesser offences there was only an amercement, which was afleered, and ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

An amercement has been defined as a pecuniary penalty or fine imposed upon an offender at the discretion of the court.” AMERICAN. -— For the meaning of the term “American” in. AMEITITY. — See note.' be surprised by such an allegation, ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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