Murder to Musci

(Mur"der) n. [OE. morder, morther, AS. morðor, fr. morð murder; akin to D. moord, OS. morð, G., Dan., & Sw. mord, Icel. morð, Goth. maúrþr, OSlav. mreti 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&rsdot to die, m&rsdotta death. &radic105. 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.

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.

Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far.

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

(Mur"der), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Murdered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Murdering.] [OE. mortheren, murtheren, AS. myrðrian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. maúrþrjan. See Murder, n.]

1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

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

3. 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.

(Mur"der*er) n.

1. One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.

2. A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; — called also murdering piece. [Obs.]

(Mur"der*ess), n. A woman who commits murder.

(Mur"der*ment) n. Murder. [Obs.] Farfax.

(Mur"der*ous) a. Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault. "Murderous coward." Shak.Mur"der*ous*ly, adv.

Syn. — Bloody; sanguinary; bloodguilty; bloodthirsty; fell; savage; cruel.

(Mur"dress) n. A battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through.

(Mure) n. [L. murus; or F. mur, fr. L. murus. Cf. Munition.] A wall. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mure), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mured ] [F. murer, L. murare. See Mure, n.] To inclose in walls; to wall; to immure; to shut up. Spenser.

The five kings are mured in a cave.
John. x.

(Mu"ren*ger) n. One who had charge of the wall of a town, or its repairs.

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