Deadly Weapon

Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Deadly Weapon




What is the dictionary definition of Deadly Weapon?

Dictionary Definition


n. any weapon which can kill. This includes not only weapons which are intended to do harm like a gun or knife, but also blunt instruments like clubs, baseball bats, monkey wrenches, an automobile or any object which actually causes death. This becomes important when trying to prove criminal charges brought for assault with a deadly weapon. In a few 1990s cases courts have found rocks and even penises of AIDS sufferers as “deadly weapons.


Cite Term


To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.

Page URL
https://payrollheaven.com/define/deadly-weapon/
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Deadly Weapon. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 23, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/deadly-weapon/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Deadly Weapon. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/deadly-weapon/ (accessed: September 23, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Deadly Weapon. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/deadly-weapon/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Deadly Weapon are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th April, 2020 | 0 Views.