KJV Dictionary Definition: murder


MUR'DER, n. L. mors.

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t.

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. See the Noun.

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?


MUR'DERED, pp. Slain with malice prepense.


MUR'DERER, n. A person who in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.

1. A small piece of ordnance.


MUR'DERING, ppr. Killing a human being with malice premeditated.


MUR'DEROUS, a. Guilty of murder; as the murderous king.

1. Consisting in murder; done with murder; bloody; cruel; as murderous rapine.

2. Bloody; sanguinary; committing murder; as murderous tyranny.

3. Premeditating murder; as murderous intent or design.


MUR'DEROUSLY, adv. In a murderous or cruel manner.