amerciament
Amercement A*merce"ment, n. [OF. amerciment.] The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine, in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed by statute for an offense; but an amercement is arbitrary. Hence, the act or practice of affeering. [See {Affeer}.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word, in old books, is written {amerciament}. [1913 Webster]

{Amercement royal}, a penalty imposed on an officer for a misdemeanor in his office. --Jacobs. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • amerciament — Same as amercement …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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