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The fixing or settling of a fine or amercement, typically by adjusting a generally prescribed penalty according to the particular circumstances of an offender and his or her offence; assessment, especially of the fairness and suitability of fines and amercements.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Rastell's Termes de la Ley. From affeer + -ment, after Law French afferement or post-classical Latin afferamentum, afforamentum, affuramentum.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.