amercement definition

  • noun:
    • A non-statutory monetary penalty or forfeiture.
    • 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.
    • Also written amerciament.
    • money extracted as a penalty

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