Amerce
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (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.

2. (v. t.) To punish, in general; to mulct.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMERCE

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 Hebrew
6064. 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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Thesaurus
Amerce (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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Amends (6 Occurrences)

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American

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Condemn (43 Occurrences)
... doom; -- with to before the penalty. 4. (vt) To amerce or fine; -- with
in before the penalty. 5. (vt) To adjudge or pronounce to ...
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Damsel (43 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Concordance
Amerce (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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Amends (6 Occurrences)

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