mulct


1mulct

noun \ˈməlkt\

Definition of MULCT

:  fine, penalty

Examples of MULCT

  1. <the loan shark usually imposed a mulct of an additional 20% on overdue payments>

Origin of MULCT

Latin multa, mulcta
First Known Use: 1591

2mulct

verb

Definition of MULCT

transitive verb
1
:  to punish by a fine
2
a :  to defraud especially of money :  swindle
b :  to obtain by fraud, duress, or theft

Examples of MULCT

  1. <trying to mulct the insurance company for an accident that never happened>

First Known Use of MULCT

1611

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