Murder

Definition of Murder

Mur´der   Pronunciation: mûr´dẽrd
n.1.The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.
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.
v. t.1.To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
[imp. & p. p. Murdered (mûr"dẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Murdering.]
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.

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