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mulct

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noun \ˈməlkt\

Definition of mulct



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


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mulct

verb

Definition of mulct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to punish by a fine

  3. 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>



1611

First Known Use of mulct

1611


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