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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slay v. t. [imp. Slew p. p. Slain p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.]  To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
    With this sword then will I slay you both.   --Chaucer.
    I will slay the last of them with the sword.   --Amos ix. 1.
    I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 slaying
      n : unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human
          being [syn: murder, execution]