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  • "Pro Anglico vero et de quo constari possit quod Anglicus sit, non dabitur murdrum."

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  • "_Quod est murdrum_" was a thrilling revelation of what the Norman

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  • ` ` Whoy, '' said Mr. Saddletree, delighted at having for once in his life seen his wife's attention arrested by a topic of legal discussion --- ` ` Whoy, there are two sorts of murdrum or murdragium, or what you populariter et vulgariser call murther.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Malayalam (language) minim mom murdrum noon party-trap peeweep

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  • “Whoy,” said Mr. Saddletree, delighted at having for once in his life seen his wife’s attention arrested by a topic of legal discussion — “Whoy, there are two sorts of murdrum or murdragium, or what you populariter et vulgariser call murther.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • And apparently William introduced the offence of ‘murdrum’, which meant that any hundred in which a Norman was found dead had to either hand over the killer within five days or pay a fine of 40 marks to the king and 6 to the deceased’s relatives.

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  • Quod est murdrum” was a thrilling revelation of what the Norman Conquest was and was not.

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  • "Whoy," said Mr. Saddletree, delighted at having for once in his life seen his wife's attention arrested by a topic of legal discussion -- "Whoy, there are two sorts of _murdrum_ or _murdragium, _ or what you

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  • This of course is just the Latinization of 'murder', and was used in the Middle Ages specifically for the fine incurred by a community where a murder had taken place: the word 'murder' meant a homicide by an unknown perpetrator. As the guilty individual was unknown, their manor or hundred must bear the penalty.

    August 20, 2008

  • If only Kubrick had known this word.

    June 2, 2008

  • The killing of a human being in a secret manner.

    June 2, 2008