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mulct (one) out of (something)

To get something from one through deceptive, fraudulent, or underhanded means; to cheat one out of something. It came to light that he had been trying to mulct his sister out of her inheritance. The company mulcted its clients out of millions of dollars in fraudulently invested funds.
See also: mulct, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mulct something out of someone

to cheat something away from someone. Are you trying to mulct my inheritance out of me? Max tried to mulct every last cent out of his victim.
See also: mulct, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By the mid-nineteenth century, both legislatures and courts were using the term "civil penalties" as shorthand for such mulcts. (257) Likewise, courts emphasized that proceedings to recover these penalties were "penal" but not "criminal." (258) Admittedly, there were certain respects in which courts treated penal statutes like criminal statutes.
Rather, in Ponzi style, (10) it is based on assets mulcted from people who come after them in the age distribution.
Indeed, this agent advantage may explain not only why shareholders are paying, but why they are being mulcted so massively.
New Yorkers like to carp--mostly about New York, a place that's been slowly mulcted of its character over the past few decades.
First, residential borrowers should not be "mulcted for lack of 'good faith'" simply for exercising their contract rights.
I hope other social housing providers come up with equally ingenious ideas to allow people to stay in their homes without being mulcted by millionaire Chancellor George Osborne.
21, at 138 (Alexander Hamilton) (Clinton Rossiter ed., 1961) (explaining that the United States in Congress operated solely through the states and had "no power to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions, either by pecuniary mulcts, by a suspension or divestiture of privileges, or by any other constitutional means").
We show no arts of Lydian pandarism, Corinthian poisons, Persian flatteries, But mulcted so in the conclusion that Even those spectators that were so inclined Go home changed men.
(49) Upon being mulcted eight days pay they 'begged rather to be ordered punishment than to be sent back again, as they were determined not to work the ship as she was then manned, but rather go as prisoners in her to England'.
Bain formed GSI in the early 1990s by spending $24 million to acquire and merge steel companies with plants in Missouri, South Carolina and other states." By the time GSI went bankrupt in 2001, Bain had mulcted it for a $65 million dividend and a $50 million profit.
(37) In practice, however, this legal regulatory framework has become entangled with informal (hut publicly well known) arrangements involving "mulcts (youth gangs).
A few appointments with plastic surgeons can easily be incorporated into such a vast amount of expenditure if one is the sort of person who mulcts money meant for one purpose to defray the costs of another completely different activity.
For his role in putting down the rebellion, Governor Eyre was at risk of much more than being mulcted in damages.
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(26) In discussing the gambling habits of the King in "George IV," Thackeray writes, "A noble lord, whom we shall call the Marquis of Steyne, is said to have mulcted him in immense sums" (GIV, p.