Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mulct.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He turned to a Peterborough, for which McPherson had just mulcted him of thrice its value.

    CHAPTER 22

  • In token of their gratitude, the packers patronized his faro and roulette layouts and were mulcted cheerfully of their earnings.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • Thenceforth, the weary travelers were mulcted a dollar per head for the privilege of sleeping on the floor, Jacob Kent weighing the dust and never failing to steal the down-weight.

    THE MAN WITH THE GASH

  • The picture of the bewhiskered trio, as he had last seen them, mulcted of four dollars and ninety cents and a ferry ticket, made him chuckle.

    Chapter 34

  • It holds that the laborer is worthy of his hire, and that such as may be frugal, diligent and enterprising should reap the profit of their toil, nor be mulcted of the same by legislation in favor of the indigent and shiftless.

    The Principles of the Republican Party: A Rare Unpublished Jack London Essay

  • Instead of approval he received censure, and was mulcted a fine as heavy as the law allowed.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Donors were not treated as patsies to be mulcted, ticket buyers were not treated as boobs, and the public was assured that although concern was warranted, panic was not.

    Ivan Katz: And So Falleth the Sky

  • One night I was out fishing in the lagoon with Oti, the man who had been mulcted of the cowries.

    YAH! YAH! YAH!

  • But I made harangue, and ere they tasted and were made well I had mulcted Tummasook of his copper kettle and kerosene can, and the woman Ipsukuk of her sugar and molasses, and the other sick ones of goodly measures of flour.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • I have learned from them that other millionnaires have been likewise mulcted or persecuted — how many is not known, for when one yields to the M. of M., his mouth is thenceforth sealed.

    The Minions of Midas

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  • Hmmmm. That's kind of spam but also kind of relevant. Aarrgh! I hate it when spammers do that.

    March 9, 2011

  • This article describes the extraordinary situation where a Judge "Mulcted in Costs" a plaintiff who attempted to make an unfounded claim and mislead the courts, the Judge Mulcted the plaintiff and awarded the defendant more than was being claimed by the plaintiff.. It is effectively a punitive fine of a greater amount than that claimed.

    http://www.datarecoverycompanies.co.uk/have-you-been-mulcted-i505.html

    March 9, 2011

  • Found a good reference to mulcted on page 346 of Hoyles' Games. It is the penalty for losing when playing "all against all".

    March 11, 2010