mayhem definition

  • noun:
    • Law The offense of willfully maiming or crippling an individual.
    • Infliction of violent injury on someone or thing; wanton destruction: kids committing mayhem into the rose beds.
    • a situation of violent disorder or riotous confusion; havoc.
    • a situation or circumstance of great confusion, disorder, trouble or destruction; chaos.
    • Infliction of violent damage on an individual or thing.
    • The maiming of you by depriving him of use of some of his limbs that are required for defense or protection.
    • The criminal activity of damaging things or harming individuals deliberately.
    • The maiming of someone by depriving him for the usage of any of his users which are needed for defense or security. See maim.
    • Violent condition, specifically such as for instance causes severe injury to persons or harm to residential property.
    • At common-law, a crime consisting into the violent doing of a bodily harm to some other person, such as for example makes him less able in-fighting both to guard himself or even annoy their adversary, as distinguished from which simply disfigures. See maim.
    • violent and needless disturbance
    • the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of some other person

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