Murder
Murder Mur"der (m[^u]r"d[~e]r), 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: Murder in the second degree, in most jurisdictions, is a malicious homicide committed without a specific intention to take life. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Murder — Mur der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Murdered} (m[^u]r d[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Murdering}.] [OE. mortheren, murtheren, AS. myr[eth]rian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. ma[ u]r[thorn]rjan. See {Murder}, n.] 1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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