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Meaning of MAYHEM

Pronunciation:  'meyhem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  violent and needless disturbance
  2. [n]  the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person

MAYHEM is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: havoc
 See Also: crime, disturbance, law-breaking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\May"hem\, n. [The same as maim. See {Maim}.] (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}.

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