mass murder

[ mas-mur-der ]
/ ˈmæs ˈmɜr dər /

noun

the act of killing a number of people in a single incident or over a short time period, involving more than two victims and typically a large number: He has written about mass murder by totalitarian regimes. The individual motives for mass murder vary greatly.The article is about five victims of a mass murder.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also called mass kill·ing [mas-kil-ing] /ˈmæs ˈkɪl ɪŋ/ .

Origin of mass murder

First recorded in 1915–20
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