/afirarz/ In common law, persons who, in court-leets, upon oath, settled and moderated the fines and amercements imposed on those who had committed offenses arbitrarily punishable, or that had no express penalty appointed by statute. They were also appointed to moderate fines, etc., in courts-baron

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  • amercement — /amarsmant/ A money penalty in the nature of a fine imposed upon an officer for some misconduct or neglect of duty. Sherman v. Upton, Inc., S.D., 242 N.W.2d 666, 667. At common law, it was assessed by the peers of the delinquent, or the affeerors …   Black's law dictionary

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