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[mur-druh m] /ˈmɜr drəm/
noun, Old English Law.
1.
the killing of a human being in a secret manner.
2.
the fine payable to the king by the hundred where such a killing occurred, unless the killer was produced or the victim proved to be a Saxon.
Origin
< Medieval Latin < Old French murdre murder
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