Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mulct.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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    The Principles of the Republican Party: A Rare Unpublished Jack London Essay

  • 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

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

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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

  • 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

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

    CHAPTER 22

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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

    March 9, 2011