mutilation


mutilation
index defacement, defect, detriment, harm

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


mutilation
Cutting, tearing, erasing, or otherwise changing a document in a way that changes or destroys its legal effect. It is a federal crime to mutilate public records, coins, or passports.
In criminal law, the crime of violently, maliciously, and intentionally giving someone a serious permanent wound.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


mutilation
Cutting, tearing, erasing, or otherwise changing a document in a way that changes or destroys its legal effect. It is a federal crime to mutilate public records, coins, or passports.
 
In criminal law, the crime of violently, maliciously, and intentionally giving someone a serious permanent wound.

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  • mutilation — [ mytilasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1245; lat. mutilatio 1 ♦ Perte accidentelle ou ablation d un membre, d une partie externe du corps, qui cause une atteinte irréversible à l intégrité physique. Mutilation sexuelle (⇒ castration, excision, infibulation) ,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mutilation — or maiming is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body, usually without causing death. Contents 1 Usage 2 Punishment 3 Mutilation as human punishment 4 Footnotes …   Wikipedia

  • Mutilation — Mu ti*la tion, n. [L. mutilatio: cf. F. mutilation.] The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutilation — (n.) 1520s, in Scots law, act of disabling or wounding a limb, from M.Fr. mutilation and directly from L.L. mutilationem (nom. mutilatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. mutilare to cut or lop off, from mutilus maimed, which perhaps is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mutilation — Mutilation. s. f. Retranchement d un membre. On ne decerne point de prise de corps s il n y a mutilation de membre …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Mutilation — (lat.), Verstümmelung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mutilation — (lat.), Verstümmelung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • mutilation — Mutilation, Detruncatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Mutilation — Les guerres mondiales et suivantes ont laissé de nombreux mutilés. (ici : Mutilé de guerre allemand, après la Première Guerre mondiale (Cette photo a pu être faite et/ou utilisée dans un contexte de propagande La mutilation est une perte… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mutilation — (mu ti la sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de mutiler. •   Toute mutilation énerve le corps et le défigure, VOLT. Lett. d Argental, 3 nov. 1766.    Terme de chirurgie. Retranchement d un membre. 2°   Par extension, destruction… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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