- n money extracted as a penalty
- v deprive of by deceit
- v impose a fine on
- Foes of stock speculation claim that a few insiders deceive and mulct the public.
- Subsequent toasts to le cheval, Vane and le mulct were capped, of course, by the final and inevitable "A la Belle France!" "That's their proper fodder!".
- Dishonest cops mulct the public.