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Definition: Mayhem

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Dictionary Definition

  1. n. the criminal act of disabling, disfiguring or cutting off or making useless one of the members (leg, arm, hand, foot, eye) of another either intentionally or in a fight, called maiming. The serious nature of the injury makes mayhem a felony, which is called “aggravated assault” in most states.
  2. v. to commit mayhem is to cause gross harm in an uncontrolled fashion.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Mayhem. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. January 26, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Mayhem. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: January 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Mayhem are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

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