Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court; as, the amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred dollars.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAMERCE
a-murs': Found in the King James Version only in Deuteronomy 22:19, "And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver." Amerce is a legal term derived from the French (a = "at"; merci = "mercy," i.e. literally, "at the mercy" (of the court)). Here it is used of the imposing of a fine, according to the Law of Moses, upon the man who has been proven by the Elders to have brought a false charge against the virginity of the maid he has married by saying to the father, "I found not thy daughter a maid."
Strong's Hebrew6064. anash -- to fine, mulct
... amerce, condemn, punish, surely. A primitive root; properly, to urge; by
implication, to inflict a penalty, specifically, to fine ...
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ThesaurusAmerce (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (vt) To punish, in general; to mulct. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
AMERCE. ... Multi-Version Concordance Amerce (1 Occurrence). ...
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Bible ConcordanceAmerce (1 Occurrence)
Deuteronomy 22:19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
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