Amercement

An amercement is a financial penalty in English law, common during the Middle Ages, imposed either by the court or by peers. The noun `amercement` lately derives from the verb to amerce, thus: the King amerces his subject, who offended some law. The term is of Anglo-Norman origin, (Law French, from French, from Latin), and literally means `bein......
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Amercement

• (n.) The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine,in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed by statue for an offense; but an amercement is arbitrary. Hence, the act or practice of affeering. [See Affeer.]Amercement: words in the de...
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Amercement

(Ancient Money Terms:) Financial penalty inflicted at the MERCY of the King or his justices for various minor offences. The offender is said to be 'IN MERCY' and the monies paid to the crown to settle the matter was called amercement (See also Fines).
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Amercement

A·merce'ment noun [ Old French amerciment .] The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine ,in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed by statute for an offense; but an amercement i...
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Amercement

Ancient Measurement Terms: Financial penalty inflicted at the MERCY of the King or his justices for various minor offences. The offender is said to be 'IN MERCY' and the monies paid to the crown to settle the matter was called amercement (See also Fines).
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amercement

financial penalty for an offence imposed by a court (R, 165). It was owed by an offender said to be
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amercement

financial penalty for an offence imposed by a court (R, 165). It was owed by an offender said to be
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Amercement

Fines for infringement of laws.
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amercement

in English law, an arbitrary financial penalty, formerly imposed on an offender by his peers or at the discretion of the court or the lord. Although ...
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