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murder


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Murder  \Mur"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Murdered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Murdering}.]  [OE.  mortheren  murtheren,  AS  myr?rian; 
  akin  to  OHG.  murdiren  Goth.  ma['u]r?rjan.  See  {Murder},  n.] 
  1.  To  kill  with  premediated  malice;  to  kill  (a  human  being) 
  willfully,  deliberately,  and  unlawfully.  See  {Murder},  n. 
 
  2.  To  destroy;  to  put  an  end  to 
 
  [Canst  thou]  murder  thy  breath  in  middle  of  a  word? 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  mutilate,  spoil,  or  deform,  as  if  with  malice  or 
  cruelty;  to  mangle;  as  to  murder  the  king's  English. 
 
  Syn:  To  kill;  assassinate;  slay.  See  {Kill}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Murder  \Mur"der\,  n.  [OE.  morder,  morther,  AS  mor[eth]or,  fr 
  mor[eth]  murder;  akin  to  D.  moord,  OS  mor[eth],  G.,  Dan.,  & 
  Sw  mord,  Icel.  mor[eth],  Goth.  ma['u]r[thorn]r,  OSlav. 
  mr[=e]ti  to  die,  Lith.  mirti,  W.  marw  dead,  L.  mors,  mortis, 
  death,  mori,  moriri  to  die,  Gr  broto`s  (for  mroto`s) 
  mortal,  'a`mbrotos  immortal,  Skr.  m[.r]  to  die,  m[.r]ta 
  death.  [root]105.  Cf  {Amaranth},  {Ambrosia},  {Mortal}.] 
  The  offense  of  killing  a  human  being  with  malice  prepense  or 
  aforethought,  express  or  implied;  intentional  and  unlawful 
  homicide.  ``Mordre  will  out.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  killing  of  their  children  had  in  the  account  of 
  God,  the  guilt  of  murder,  as  the  offering  them  to  idols 
  had  the  guilt  of  idolatry.  --Locke. 
 
  Slaughter  grows  murder  when  it  goes  too  far  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  Murder  in  the  second  degree,  in  most  jurisdictions,  is 
  a  malicious  homicide  committed  without  a  specific 
  intention  to  take  life.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  murder 
  n  :  unlawful  premeditated  killing  of  a  human  being  [syn:  {homicide}, 
  {slaying}] 
  v  1:  kill  intentionally  and  with  premeditation;  "The  mafia  boss 
  ordered  his  enemies  murdered"  [syn:  {slay},  {hit},  {dispatch}, 
  {bump  off},  {polish  off},  {remove}] 
  2:  "The  tourists  murdered  the  French  language"  [syn:  {mangle}, 
  {mutilate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Murder 
  Wilful  murder  was  distinguished  from  accidental  homicide,  and 
  was  invariably  visited  with  capital  punishment  (Num.  35:16,  18, 
  21,  31;  Lev.  24:17).  This  law  in  its  principle  is  founded  on  the 
  fact  of  man's  having  been  made  in  the  likeness  of  God  (Gen.  9:5, 
  6;  John  8:44;  1  John  3:12,  15).  The  Mosiac  law  prohibited  any 
  compensation  for  murder  or  the  reprieve  of  the  murderer  (Ex. 
  21:12,  14;  Deut.  19:11,  13;  2  Sam.  17:25;  20:10).  Two  witnesses 
  were  required  in  any  capital  case  (Num.  35:19-30;  Deut. 
  17:6-12).  If  the  murderer  could  not  be  discovered,  the  city 
  nearest  the  scene  of  the  murder  was  required  to  make  expiation 
  for  the  crime  committed  (Deut.  21:1-9).  These  offences  also  were 
  to  be  punished  with  death,  (1)  striking  a  parent;  (2)  cursing  a 
  parent;  (3)  kidnapping  (Ex.  21:15-17;  Deut.  27:16). 
 




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