The infliction of a penalty during the discretion regarding the courtroom; additionally, a mulct or punishment hence enforced. It varies from a fine, in that the latter is, or was initially, a hard and fast and certain sum prescribed by statute for an offense; but an amercement is arbitrary. Therefore, the work or rehearse of affeering. [See affeer.]
The work of amercing, or even the state of being amerced. In law, a pecuniary punishment inflicted on an offender at the discretion associated with the judge.