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may·hem / ˈmāˌhem/ • n. violent or damaging disorder; chaos: complete mayhem broke out. ∎  Law, chiefly hist. the crime of maliciously injuring or maiming someone, originally so as to render the victim defenseless.

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Mayhem ★ 1987

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mayhem (leg.) crime of violently inflicting bodily injury. XV. — AN. ma(i)hem, mahaym MAIM.