amercement

noun
amerce·​ment | \ ə-ˈmərs-mənt How to pronounce amercement (audio) \

Legal Definition of amercement

: a fine or damages imposed at the discretion of the court

History and Etymology for amercement

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

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“Amercement.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/amercement. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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