From Cunnan
Revision as of 18:40, 16 October 2006 by Simoncursitor (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigationJump to search

Murder is defined as the "illegal" killing of one human being by one or more other human beings. Where the killing is "legal" it is termed execution.

Etymologically the word appears to originate in Old English :: "morδor" -- a secret killing. By Chaucer's time (the Nun's Priest's Tale) it is mordre.