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Amerciat, Amerciate, v. Also: amersiate, amerciatt, amerchiat. [med.L. amerciatus; see next.] tr. To amerce. Cf. Amercy v. The legal phraseology of quot. 1508 is repeated in many later records. Gevand him power … soytis to mak be callit, absentis to amerciate; 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 234/1.
To onlaw, falt, and amerciat clerkis, officiaris, sergiandis [etc.]; c 1549 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 309.
Suittis to mak be callit, absentis to amerchiat; 1621 Red Bk. Menteith II. 319.
To vnlaw and amerciat thame as sall seime expedient to thame; 1641 Peebles B. Rec. 105.
The councell … amerciats the said Thomas for his contempt … tuentie pounds Scots money; 1672 Aberd. B. Rec. 284.
That the said … overseer shall have the power to … ammerciat delinquents; 1707 Conv. Burghs IV. 409.

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