Burkism
Burkism Burk"ism, n. The practice of killing persons for the purpose of selling their bodies for dissection. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • burkism — burking, burkism Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

  • burkism — burking, burkism Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

  • burkism — The crime of committing murder by smothering the victim; the crime of killing a person for the purpose of selling his corpse for dissection …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • burking, burkism — Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

  • burking, burkism — Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

  • burking — burking, burkism Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

  • burking — burking, burkism Murder committed with the object of selling the cadaver for purposes of dissection, particularly and originally, by suffocating or strangling the victim …   Black's law dictionary

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