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Noun: mulct  múlkt
  1. Money extracted as a penalty
    - fine, amercement [archaic]
Verb: mulct  múlkt
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He mulcted me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer], ream [N. Amer], bunko
  2. Impose a fine on

Derived forms: mulcted, mulcts, mulcting

Type of: cheat, chisel, impose, levy, penalty, rip off

Encyclopedia: Mulct