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Deliberate, premeditated murder.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Bacon (bap. 1593, d. 1660), politician and author. From post-classical Latin aberemurdrum or its model Old English abere morð open murder, manifest murder (from abere, late variant of ǣbǣre + morð), with alteration of the second element after murder.
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