amerce·​ment ə-ˈmərs-mənt How to pronounce amercement (audio)
: a fine or damages imposed at the discretion of the court

Word History


Anglo-French amerciment, from amercier to fine, from Old French a merci at one's mercy

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Cite this Entry

“Amercement.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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