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Definition of the verb amerce
What does amerce mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: amerced | amercing | amerces
- punish with an arbitrary penalty
- punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] The phone company billed me [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] The phone company billed me $10 [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause] The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- more generic words: fine / ticket = issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
Alternative definition of the verb amerce
- [transitive] To impose a fine on; to fine.
- [transitive] To punish, to make an exaction.
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by Kirsten Malmkj'r, John Williams
and field (amerce is a technical term in law ).
Dictionary of Early English (1955)
by Joseph T. Shipley
amerce amiss was often applied figuratively; Phineas Fletcher in THE PURPLE ISLAND (1633) mentioned Heav'ns richest diamonds, set in ammel white. amerce. To fine. Also amercement, a penalty, fine. From the French phrase a merci, ...
Amerce, amėrs′, v.t. to punish by a fine: to deprive of anything, or inflict loss upon.—n.
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
AMERCE", v. R Lat. merces, a merando, AMERcE'MENT, or X says Vossius, after Varro; AMER'cIAMENT. $o mereo, whence merendo, from useoc, a part or share. To take a portion or share of ...
A Compendious Law Dictionary. Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms and the Law Itself, Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man (1803)
by Thomas Potts (of Chiswick.)
Also the sheriffin historm, and the steward of a court leet, have a discretionary power, either to award a fine or amercement for contempt of the court; for a suitor's refusing to be sworn, &e. and the steward of a court leet may either amerce or fine ...
Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man by Thomas Potts
a discretionary power, either to award a fine or emerceme'flt f“ contempt of the court; for a suitor's refusing to be sworn, 5Nand the steward of a court leet may either amerce or fine an 0ifender, upon an indictment for an offence not capital, ...
by Walter William Skeat
amerce, to fine. (F. — L.) O.F.amer- cier, to fine. — 0. F. a ( = L. ad), to ; mercier, to pay, acquit, but usually to thank ; cf. Low L. merciare, to fix a fine. — O. F. tnercit ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
AMERCE. AMERICA. No"> * Divisions and boundaries.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
To AMERCE. v. a. samercier, Fr. Op.3.xxaaw us, zuigas, seems to give the original.] 1. To punish with a pecuniary penalty; to exact a fine ; inflict a forfeiture. It is a word originally juridical, but adopted by other writers, and is used by Spenser of ...
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Video shows what amerce means. To impose a fine on; to fine.. To punish; to make an exaction.. Amerce Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary ...
Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1C3E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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