murdrum

[ 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.

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Origin of murdrum

< Medieval Latin < Old French murdre murder
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