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Meaning of amerce

a•merce

Pronunciation: (u-mûrs'), [key]
— a•merced, a•merc•ing.
  1. to punish by imposing a fine not fixed by statute.
  2. to punish by inflicting any discretionary or arbitrary penalty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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