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MUR'DER, n. [L. mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t.

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?



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MUR'DER, n. [L. mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t.

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?

MUR'DER, n. [Sax. morther, from morth, death; myrthian, to murder; D. moord; G. Dan. and Sw. mord; Ir. marbh; L. mors; Sp. muerte; It. morte; Pehlavi, murdan, to die; Sans. marana; W. marw, to die, which seems to be from marth, lying flat or plain; marthu, to flatten to deaden. If this is the sense, the primary idea is to fail or fall, or to beat down. The old orthography, murther, is obsolete.]

  1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express. Coke. Blackstone.
  2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t. [Sax. myrthian; D. moorden; G. morden; Sw. mörda.]

  1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]
  2. To destroy; to put an end to. Canst thou murder thy breath in the middle of a word? Shak.

Mur"der
  1. The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.

    "Mordre will out." Chaucer.

    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.

    Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far. Dryden.

    * Murder in the second degree, in most jurisdictions, is a malicious homicide committed without a specific intention to take life. Wharton.

  2. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
  3. To destroy; to put an end to.

    [Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word? Shak.

  4. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.

    Syn. -- To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill.

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Murder

MUR'DER, noun [Latin mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, verb transitive

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?

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LI'KELY, a. [that is, like-like.]

1. Probable; that may be rationally though or believed to have taken place in time past, or to be true now or hereafter; such as is more reasonable than the contrary. A likely story, is one which evidence, or the circumstances of the case render probable, and therefore credible.

2. Such as may be liked; pleasing; as a likely man or woman.

[This use of likely is not obsolete, as Johnson affirms, nor is it vulgar. But the English and their descendants in America differ in the application. The English apply the word to external appearance, and with them, likely is equivalent to handsome, well formed; as a likely man, a likely horse. In America, the word is usually applied to the endowments of the mind, or to pleasing accomplishments. With us, a likely man, is a man of good character and talents, or of good dispositions or accomplishments, that render him pleasing or respectable.]

LI'KELY, adv. Probably.

While man was innocent, he was likely ignorant of nothing important for him to know.

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COUNTERBALANCE, v.t. [counter and balance.] To weigh against; to weigh against with an equal weight; to act against with equal power or effect; to countervail A column of thirty inches of quicksilver, and a column of thirty-two feet of water, counterbalance the weight of a like column of the whole atmosphere. The pleasures of sin never counterbalance the pain, misery and shame which follow the commission of it.

COUNTERBALANCE, n. Equal weight, power or agency acting in opposition to any thing.

Money is the counterbalance of all things purchasable.

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