The privation of this utilization of a limb or person in the human body, by which a person is rendered less capable protect himself or to annoy his adversary.
The privation of every required part; a crippling; mutilation; damage; starvation of anything important. See Mayhem.
A disabling wound or mutilation: the deprivation of a necessary part, or associated with using it, as a limb; a crippling, or whatever cripples; in old law, deprivation by injury or removal of the use of some member serviceable in fight and for self-protection.
To disable by wounding or mutilation; deprive of, or associated with the usage of, an essential constituent component, as of your body, or, figuratively, of something; in old legislation, to rob of this usage of a limb, to be able to render someone less able to guard himself in fighting, or to annoy his adversary; mutilate. See mayhem.