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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To assassinate secretly, in order to prevent or punish disclosures, as the Freemasons were said to have done in the case of William Morgan in 1826.

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  • Eponym: To acquire control of an entire industry, for profit (after financier J.P. Morgan). (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008