- to punish by a fine or by depriving of something
- to extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit
Origin of mulctClassical Latin mulctare ; from mulcta, multa, a fine
a fine or similar penalty
A penalty such as a fine.
transitive verbmulct·ed, mulct·ing, mulcts
- To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture.
- To take (something) from another person by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
- To take something from (another) by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
Origin of mulctFrom Middle English multen, to fine, from Latin multare, mulctare, from mulcta, fine.
(third-person singular simple present mulcts, present participle mulcting, simple past and past participle mulcted)
mulct - Legal Definition
- To levy a fine.
- To defraud someone.