mayhem
mayhem may"hem, n. [The same as maim. See {Maim}.] 1. (Law) The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See {Maim}. [1913 Webster]

2. Violent disorder, especially such as causes serious harm to persons or damage to property. [PJC]


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