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manslayer

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noun man·slay·er \-ˌslā-ər\

Definition of manslayer

  1. :  one who commits homicide



Examples of manslayer in a sentence

  1. <Cain has the distinction of being the Bible's first and most infamous manslayer.>



14th Century

First Known Use of manslayer

14th century


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