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Meaning of murdrum

mur•drum

Pronunciation: (mûr'drum), [key]
— n. Old Eng. Law.
  1. the killing of a human being in a secret manner.
  2. 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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