Definition of "mayhem"
  1. Historically, it means injuring someone in a way that reduces their physical ability to defend themselves, but in modern law, it is treated as an intensified form of battery
How to use "mayhem" in a sentence
  1. The court charged the attacker with mayhem as the victim lost use of his arm.
  2. The prosecution sought to prove the act was not just battery, but mayhem.
  3. In the assault case, the evidence suggested there was mayhem involved due to the severe injuries.

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