[ mur-druh m ]
/ ˈmɜr drəm /
noun Old English Law.
the killing of a human being in a secret manner.
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.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
Origin of murdrum
< Medieval Latin < Old French murdre murder
Words nearby murdrum
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020