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Amerciment, n. Also: amercy-, amerssi-, amerchement. [ME. amerciment (Chaucer), AF. amerciment, f. amercier: see Amercy v., and cf. Merciment n.] = Amerciament n. The disseysour sal be in the kingis amercyment; Acts I. 70/2.
Oure malis to raisse, oure courts to halde, eschettis and amercimentis to ressawe; 1439 Edinb. Chart. 64.
The suttis callit, the curt effirmyt, ilk absent in amerssiment; 1456 Peebles B. Rec. .
To raise the vnlawis and amerchementis of the said Justice are; 1491 Acta Conc. 196/2.

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