Definition of murdrum in English:

murdrum

noun

historical
  • From the 11th to the 15th cent.: a fine imposed by the Crown on a manor or hundred in which a murder (i.e. the unlawful killing of an unknown by an unknown person) had been committed.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Rolls of Parliament. From post-classical Latin murdrum.

Pronunciation

murdrum

/ˈməːdrəm/