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amercing Explained

Amercing at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Amerce \A*merce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amerced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Amercing}.] [OF. amercier, fr. a merci at the mercy of,
liable to a punishment. See {Mercy}.]
1. To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is
not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court;
as, the amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred

Note: The penalty of fine may be expressed without a
preposition, or it may be introduced by in, with, or

2. To punish, in general; to mulct.

Millions of spirits for his fault amerced Of Heaven.

Shall by him be amerced with penance due. --Spenser.

amercing at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: present participle of » amerce


    * creaming
    • germanic, Germanic

    Translation: de » amercing
    Translation: fr » amercing
    Translation: my » amercing
    Translation: vi » amercing