Definition of Amerces

1. Verb. (third-person singular of amerce) ¹



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Definition of Amerces

1. amerce [v] - See also: amerce

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amerces

amentiform
amentoflavone
aments
amentum
amenuse
amenused
amenuses
amenusing
amerce
amerceable
amerced
amercement
amercements
amercer
amercers
amerces (current term)
amerciable
amerciament
amerciaments
amercing
american samoa
americano
americanos
americas

Literary usage of Amerces

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1. Law Reports: Containing Decisions of the Bench of the Supreme Court in Nova by Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Nova Scotia, James Thomson, Supreme Court (1877)
"The Sheriff having returned cepi corpus, it is a breach of duty in him not to bring him in according to his return for which the Court amerces him, ..."

2. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"... plaintiff called him a hare, which aspersion on his courage the law amerces at six solidi—this also ne reality of private prosecution for compensation. ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1857)
"... amerces such offenders in the sum of £20 for each spearman and £10 for each archer with whom they should be found in arrear. ..."

4. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"212 If a judge amerces a clergyman according to his spiritual benefice, or if the tenants of a manor assess an amercement without any af- ..."

5. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice (Potter) Webb (1908)
"The Court thereupon amerces him in the sum of £2 (MS. Presentment Book, Aberystwyth, 14th May 1810). \Ve do not gather what was the result of the dispute, ..."

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