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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mulct mean? 

MULCT (noun)
  The noun MULCT has 1 sense:

1. money extracted as a penalty

  Familiarity information: MULCT used as a noun is very rare.

MULCT (verb)
  The verb MULCT has 2 senses:

1. deprive of by deceit
2. impose a fine on

  Familiarity information: MULCT used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MULCT (noun)

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Money extracted as a penalty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


amercement; fine; mulct

Hypernyms ("mulct" is a kind of...):

penalty (a payment required for not fulfilling a contract)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mulct"):

library fine (fine imposed by a library on books that overdue when returned)

MULCT (verb)

Sense 1mulct [BACK TO TOP]


Deprive of by deceit

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


mulct; nobble; rook; scam; swindle; hornswoggle; gyp; goldbrick; gip; diddle; defraud; con; bunco; short-change; victimize

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "mulct" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mulct"):

short; short-change (cheat someone by not returning him enough money)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

They mulct him of all his money

Sense 2mulct [BACK TO TOP]


Impose a fine on

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

he was fined for littering

Hypernyms (to "mulct" is one way to...):

impose; levy (impose and collect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

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