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Synonyms for amercement

a sum of money levied as punishment for an offense

Synonyms for amercement

money extracted as a penalty


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Peter Robbes, Walter Deneys, Walter Osbern the elder, Richard Kebbil, Walter Man, John Hewe, William Rampolye, Robert Kembald, Marsilia Hawys and Geoffrey of Lenne, each amerced 3d., because they did not perform their works in the lord's meadow, as they had been summoned to do, pledges each for another and the hayward.
(85) In the September 1373 Walsham session, Olivia Cranmer is cited as the sole woman with four men 'each amerced 1d.
During the spring of 2001 and 2002, I was able to participate in two separate Study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy, and a city amerced within rich culture, vibrant family life, and spiritual renewal.
Anyone absenting themselves from Parliament can be "amerced" - arbitrarily punished - under the 1382 Summons to Parliament Act.
During October 1605, he was again ordered to repair the "banck against his playhouse in Maidelane." But in the margin of the order a scribe wrote "not done out/of his handes." (22) Finally, in 1606, a man named Edward Box was amerced for the sewer near the Rose, and later for "the late playhouse in Maid Lane." (22)
[53] This statute required the Department of Justice to represent service members who had been amerced state or local taxes in arguable violation of their special federal status and certain statutory immunities it entailed.
Robert was allowed to recover damages of half a mark; Nicholas was amerced -- fined -- 10s.
Because of his knowledge and consent, Nicholas's damages were assessed at only 10s.; Robert was amerced 20s.
The justices also amerced frankpledge groups that failed to or refused to fulfill their policing duties, fined communities that did not form all men into frankpledge groups, and amerced both communities and hundreds that failed to pursue offenders or to report all violations of the king's peace through inquest juries.(12) Such amercements were increasingly important.
Indeed, Lyon [1980, 295] notes that "the king got his judicial profit whether the accused was found guilty or innocent." If guilty, hanging or mutilation and exile, plus forfeitures of all goods to the crown were typical punishments; if the accused was found innocent, the plaintiff was heavily amerced for false accusation.
On some occasions they were attached rather than amerced, as Bennett has noted, but this does not mean that they were treated leniently, since some were brought to trial.(11)
after the bailiffs had commanded him to sell them at five for Id.(24) Again in 1471 six oyster-sellers were amerced because they put their oysters for sale at 21/2d.
Persons cited for holding help-ales in the 1412-13 tourns were amerced as follows: 16 at 12d.; 10 at 6d.; and 3 at 4d.