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murdrum

[ mur-druhm ]
/ ˈmɜr drəm /
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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.
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Origin of murdrum

<Medieval Latin <Old French murdremurder
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