mulct something of

mulct something of
take money or possessions from (someone) by fraudulent means.
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  • mulct — [mʌlkt] formal verb extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation. ↘(mulct something of) take money or possessions from (someone) by fraudulent means. noun a fine or compulsory payment. Origin C15: from L. mulctare, multare, from mulcta a fine …   English new terms dictionary

  • mulct — [mulkt] vt. [L mulctare < mulcta, multa, a fine] 1. to punish by a fine or by depriving of something 2. to extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit n. a fine or similar penalty …   English World dictionary

  • mulct — /mʌlkt/ (say mulkt) verb (t) 1. to deprive of something by trickery. 2. to punish (a person) by fine or forfeiture. 3. to deprive of something as a penalty. –noun 4. a fine; a penalty. {Latin mulcta fine} …  

  • mulct — /mulkt/, v.t. 1. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle. 2. to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc. 3. to punish (a person) by fine, esp. for a misdemeanor. n. 4. a fine, esp. for a misdemeanor.… …   Universalium

  • mulct — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cheat someone] Syn. defraud, trick, swindle; see deceive , lie 1 . 2. [Punish] Syn. penalize, fine, reprove; see punish . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun A sum of money levied as punishment for an offense: amercement,… …   English dictionary for students

  • mulct — [[t]mʌlkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to defraud of something; swindle 2) to obtain by fraud, extortion, etc 3) lawg to punish (a person) by fine, esp. for a misdemeanor 4) lawg a fine, esp. for a misdemeanor • Etymology: 1475–85; < L mul(c) ta penalty of… …   From formal English to slang

  • deprive — de·prive vt de·prived, de·priv·ing: to take away or withhold something from no person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law U.S. Constitution amend. V dep·ri·va·tion /ˌde prə vā shən, ˌdē ˌprī / n Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • rip off — verb deprive somebody of something by deceit The con man beat me out of $50 This salesman ripped us off! we were cheated by their clever sounding scheme They chiseled me out of my money • Syn: ↑cheat, ↑chisel • …   Useful english dictionary

  • deceive — de·ceive vb de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing vt: to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid vi: to practice deceit compare defraud, mislead Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • steal — vt stole, sto·len, steal·ing [Old English stelan]: to take or appropriate without right or consent and with intent to keep or make use of see also robbery, theft Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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