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Synonyms for amerce

to impose a fine on

Words related to amerce

punish with an arbitrary penalty

punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court

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She told Mr Marsh how amerce all her family were, and said she had to thank God for a twelve year residence in Lombardy or she should be no better than the rest.
188-89), although we do not know to which family the Prince is related, and immediately following, he once again softens the threatened punishment: "But I'll amerce you with so strong a fine /That you shall al repent the loss of mine" (III.
This opportunity provided a way for me to amerce myself within the Italian culture and created a contextual design of understanding within a passionate culture of art, beauty, family, food, music, and learning.
To amerce the property of farmers or shopkeepers, to restrict the employment of workers, to restrain trade beyond what is called for by the common interest in safety, health, environmental integrity, and free trade itself, is to restrict civil rights.
Love amerces love, & all proper cares of love's inflection.