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Liable to be amerced.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. In some forms from amerce + -able, after Law French amerciable; in some forms directly from Law French amerciable from amercier + -able. Compare post-classical Latin amerciabilis.
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