amercement royal

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amercement royal (plural amercements royal)

  1. A penalty imposed on an officer for a misdemeanour in office.
    • 1750, Giles Jacob, A New Law Dictionary
      The Amercement of the Sheriff, or other Officer of the King, is called Amercement Royal.

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