Maim

Maim

, n.
[Written in law language maihem, and mayhem.]
[OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.] 1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
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2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem.
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Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish.
Hooker.
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A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited.
Hayward.
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