| source : web1913 | Mulct \Mulct\, n. [L. mulcta, multa.] 1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty. 2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.] Syn: Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty. | source : web1913 | Mulct \Mulct\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulcted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulcting}.] [L. mulctare, multare.] 1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine. 2. Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or discipline. [Obs.] | source : wn | mulct n : money extracted as a penalty [syn: {fine}, {amercement}] v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance" [syn: {swindle}, {rook}, {nobble}, {diddle}, {bunco}, {defraud}, {gyp}, {con}] 2: impose a fine on [syn: {fine}]