1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.
2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty.
Mulct, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mulcted; p. pr. & vb. n. Mulcting.]
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.]
n : money extracted as a penalty [syn: fine, amercement]
v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my
inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted
her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little
change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick,
nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, gyp,
2: impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"