Search Result for "mayhem":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person;

2. violent and needless disturbance;
[syn: havoc, mayhem]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maim \Maim\, n. [Written in law language maihem, and mayhem.] [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. [1913 Webster] 2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem. [1913 Webster] Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mayhem \may"hem\, n. [The same as maim. See Maim.] 1. (Law) The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim. [1913 Webster] 2. Violent disorder, especially such as causes serious harm to persons or damage to property. [PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "mayhem": bankruptcy, breakage, breakdown, chaos, collapse, commotion, confusion, crack-up, cripple, crippling, damage, destruction, detriment, devastation, dilapidation, disablement, dismember, disorder, disrepair, encroachment, fracas, harm, havoc, hobbling, hurt, hurting, impairment, incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad, loss, maiming, mischief, mutilate, mutilation, ruination, ruinousness, sabotage, scathe, sickening, spoiling, violence, weakening




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