[ mur-druhm ]

nounOld 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 murdremurder

Words Nearby murdrum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023