The criminal offense of severing a limb from a person's body.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • demembration — |dē(ˌ)memˈbrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin demembration , demembratio, from Late Latin demembratus (past participle of demembrare to dismember, from de of + membrum limb) + ion , io ion more at member Scots law : the crim …   Useful english dictionary

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