Definition of Maihem

1. n. See Maim, and Mayhem.



Definition of Maihem

1. Noun. (obsolete used chiefly before 1900) (alternative form of mayhem), in the sense of maiming or causing bodily harm. ¹

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Definition of Maihem

1. mayhem [n -S] - See also: mayhem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maihem

maidmarian
maids
maids of honour
maidservant
maidservants
maiest
maieutic
maieutic method
maieutical
maieutically
maieutics
maiger
maigre
maigres
maihem (current term)
maihems
maik
maikel
maiko
maikoa
maikong
maikongs
maikos
maiks
mail
mail-clad
mail-order
mail-order bride
mail-order brides

Literary usage of Maihem

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1. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"maihem is the mutilation of a member ; and it may be called maihem when any person is in any part of his body disabled from fighting. Co. Litt. 126. ..."

2. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"But breaking a molar tooth, or cutting off an ear or nose, is no maihem at common law, ... maihem is the mutilation of a member ; and it may be called ..."

3. The Justice's Case Law: Being a Concise Abridgment of All the Cases of Crown (1731)
"One indicted only for a maihem, for gelding a Monk. Nelf. 3 /ยป/. 1 8 8. DEER in a Park go to the Heir, and not the Executor. Owen 20. 2 Leon. 222. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Criminal Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1877)
"It is a maihem to pull any bone out of a man's hand, or to cut off any finger of a ... Gelding of a man is also a maihem; though it be in a secret place, ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"If a man do put out the eye, or cut off the hand, or foot, or any joynt of the hand or foot of another, it is maihem, though it be done bv ..."

6. New Commentaries on the Criminal Law Upon a New System of Legal Exposition by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1892)
"... and nothing is recovered by it bnt damages." Pulton, however, fol. 1C, after saying that "an appeale of maihem is in effect hnt an action of trespass, ..."

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