Definition of "mulct" [mulct]

  • A penalty such as a fine. (noun)
  • To penalize by fining or demanding forfeiture. (verb-transitive)
  • To acquire by trickery or deception. (verb-transitive)
  • To defraud or swindle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mulct" in a sentence
  • "My remark was an epitogram -- an axis -- a kind of mulct'em in parvo."
  • "The American taxpayer was duped and mulct to little avail."
  • "From the Mirza title, it appears the Qandahar Police Chief may not have been relying on physical coercion as much as accountant-based or bookkeeping tactics to mulct the local merchant. back"