may·hem /ˈmeˌhɛm, ˈmeəm/
may·hem /ˈmeˌhɛm, ˈmeəm/ 名詞
Maim, n. [Written in law language maihem, and mayhem.]
1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem.
Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish. --Hooker.
A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history that the acts of Parliament should not be recited. --Hayward.
1. Law The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim.
n 1: the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another
2: violent and needless disturbance [syn: havoc]