Amercer vs Amerces - What's the difference?
As a noun amercer
is one who amerces.
As a verb amerces is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To impose a fine on; to fine.
* 1597 , William Shakespeare,
Romeo and Juliet , Act III, Scene I:
- But I'll amerce you with so strong a fine
* 1803 , David Hume, The History of England , Volume 9, J. Wallis (1803),
- That you shall all repent the loss of mine:
* 2002 , Christopher Dyer, Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain 850-1520 , Yale University Press (2002), ISBN 0300090609,
- The person, in whose house the conventicle met, was amerced a like sum.
To punish; to make an exaction.
* 1667 , John Milton,
- Lords responded to these offences by amercing (fining) them in the manor court, the revenues of which could provide a twentieth, or even a higher proportion of estate income.
Paradise Lost , Book I, ll. 607-10:
- The fellows of his crime, the followers rather
- (Far other once beheld in bliss), condemn'd
- For ever now to have their lot in pain,
* 1821 , Byron,
- Millions of Spirits for his fault amerc't
Cain , Act III, Scene I:
- Thou know'st thou art naked! Must the time
- Come thou shalt be amerced for sins unknown,