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  • n. Alternative form of amercement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as amercement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as amercement.

Etymologies

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Latin amerciamentum.

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  • (noun) - (1) In law, a fine imposed on an offender, against the king or other lord, who is convicted and therefore stands at the mercy of either. From amerce.

    --Daniel Fenning's Royal English Dictionary, 1775

    (2) The infliction of a penalty left to the "mercy" of the inflicter. Refashioned from amercement.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888

    January 14, 2018