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murdrum

[mur-druh m]
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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 of murdrum

< Medieval Latin < Old French murdre murder
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