|1.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being|
|Synonyms:||homicide execution slaying|
|Related terms:||killing homicide bloodshed shoot-down massacre thuggee tyrannicide contract_killing elimination dry-gulching slaughter parricide hit fratricide infanticide lynching assassination execute|
|2.||[ verb ] (criminal law) kill intentionally and with premeditation|
|Synonyms:||bump_off hit dispatch polish_off remove slay|
"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
|Related terms:||kill execute burke murderer dispatch|
|3.||[ verb ] alter so as to make unrecognizable|
"The tourists murdered the French language"
|Related terms:||falsify disfigure|