Maiming
Maim Maim (m[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maimed} (m[=a]md);p. pr. & vb. n. {Maiming}.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier, mehaignier, meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare, mahennare; perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. mac'ha[~n]a to mutilate, m[=a]c'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mang[=o]n to lack, perh. akin to E. mangle to lacerate. Cf. {Mayhem}.] 1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. [1913 Webster]

By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced to lose the like part. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair. [1913 Webster]

My late maimed limbs lack wonted might. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To mutilate; mangle; cripple. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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