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 for mulct
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mulct \Mulct\, n. [L. mulcta, multa.]
     1. A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.
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     2. A blemish or defect. [Obs.]
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     Syn: Amercement; forfeit; forfeiture; penalty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mulct \Mulct\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mulcted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mulcting.] [L. mulctare, multare.]
     1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine
        or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine.
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     2. Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or
        discipline. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster] Mulctary

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: money extracted as a penalty [syn: fine, mulct,
      v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my
           inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted
           her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little
           change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick,
           nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct,
           gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]
      2: impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "mulct":
     amerce, amercement, beat, beguile of, bilk, bleed, bunco, burn,
     cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, claim, cog, cog the dice,
     con, cozen, crib, damages, defraud, demand, diddle, distrain,
     distraint, distress, do in, do out of, escheat, escheatment,
     estreat, euchre, exact, finagle, fine, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob,
     forfeit, forfeiture, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hocus,
     hocus-pocus, levy a distress, milk, pack the deal, penalty, pigeon,
     practice fraud upon, require, rook, scam, sconce, screw,
     sell gold bricks, shave, shortchange, stack the cards, stick,
     sting, sweat, swindle, take a dive, thimblerig, throw a fight,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MULCT, punishment. A fine imposed on the conviction of an offence. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MULCT, commerce. An imposition laid on ships or goods by a company of trade, 
  for the maintenance of consuls and the like. Obsolete. 

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