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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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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.
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.
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.
In the same court he was amerced for causing damage estimated at three sheaves of beans in the lord's crop, but his amercement was waived because he was, according to the roll, poor.
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.
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.
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.