See amerce.

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  • Amerceable — A*merce a*ble, a. Liable to be amerced. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amerceable — amercˈeable or amercˈiable adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑amerce …   Useful english dictionary

  • amerce — amerceable, adj. amercement, n. amercer, n. /euh merrs /, v.t., amerced, amercing. 1. to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute. 2. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty. [1250 1300; ME amercy < AF amerci(er) to… …   Universalium

  • amercement — See amerceable. * * * ▪ English law       in English law, an arbitrary financial penalty, formerly imposed on an offender by his peers or at the discretion of the court or the lord. Although the word has become practically synonymous with “fine,” …   Universalium

  • amerce — /əˈmɜs/ (say uh mers) verb (t) (amerced, amercing) 1. to punish by an arbitrary or discretionary fine, i.e., one not fixed by statute. 2. to punish by inflicting a discretionary penalty of any kind. {Middle English amercy, from Old French phrase… …  

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