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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 The old orthography, murther, is obsolete.]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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MUL'TIPLY, v.t. [L. multiplico; multus, many, and plico, to fold or double.]

1. To increase in number; to make more by natural generation or production, or by addition; as, to multiply men, horses or other animals; to multiply evils.

I will multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt. Ex.7.

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