maihem
Maim Maim, n. [Written in law language {maihem}, and {mayhem}.] [OF. mehaing. See {Maim}, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. [1913 Webster]

2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See {Mayhem}. [1913 Webster]

Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Maihem — Mai hem (m[=a] h[e^]m), n. See {Maim}, and {Mayhem}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maihem — /may hem/, n. mayhem. * * * …   Universalium

  • maihem — n. See maim, n …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • maihem — /ˈmeɪhɛm/ (say mayhem) noun → mayhem …   Australian English dictionary

  • maihem — /mey(h)am/ See maim mayhem …   Black's law dictionary

  • maihem — /mey(h)am/ See maim mayhem …   Black's law dictionary

  • maihem — Same as mayhem …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • maihem — /may hem/, n. mayhem …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maim — Maim, n. [Written in law language {maihem}, and {mayhem}.] [OF. mehaing. See {Maim}, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayhem — Maim Maim, n. [Written in law language {maihem}, and {mayhem}.] [OF. mehaing. See {Maim}, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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