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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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