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English definition of “murder”

murder

noun [C or U]     /ˈmɜː.dər/ US  /ˈmɝː.dɚ/
B1 the crime of intentionally killing a person: Two sisters have been charged with (= officially accused of) murder. There were three murders in the town last year. The three were convicted of (= proved guilty of) murder. a murder weapon (= a weapon used to commit a murder) → Compare manslaughter, suicideMurder and attempted murderKilling
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