demembration

noun
de·​mem·​bra·​tion | \ ¦dē(ˌ)memˈbrāshən \
plural -s

Definition of demembration

Scots law
: the crime of maliciously severing a limb from the body of a person

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History and Etymology for demembration

Medieval Latin demembration-, demembratio, from Late Latin demembratus (past participle of demembrare to dismember, from de- of + membrum limb) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Demembration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demembration. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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