Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
late 15th century; Latin from mulctare, multare, from mulcta "a fine"
Synonyms
    1.
  • fine penalize deceive
    2.
  • fleece defraud swindle
Antonyms
    1.
  • give reward
    2.
  • help
Definition
1. to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor
2. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle
Examples
1. A) I can't believe police still mulct people for jaywalking, I thought they stopped doing that. B) I think if they are going to mulct you for the parking tickets, they should at least have evidence.
2. A) She was able to mulct him out of a laptop through a fraudulent raffle. B) The entire business is designed to mulct customers out of money by holding their data hostage.
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