mutilation mutilation  /ˌmju tə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part

Usage(s):

  1. If a law criminalizing the mutilation gets pushed through by Iraqi Kurds, it will be the first of its kind in the Middle East.
  2. Taylor is being tried on 11 counts in a special court in The Hague, including murder, rape, mutilation, and conscripting child soldiers in neighboring Sierra Leone.
  3. Chikatilo, a terrifying figure who found sexual gratification in the mutilation of innocents, was the grandmaster of murder Pichuzkin sought to defeat and replace.

News

  1. Woman Finds Two Mutilated Dogs on Her Property

    KNIGHTS LANDING— Yolo County Animal Services is investigating the mutilation of two dogs that were dumped on the property of a Knights Landing resident. Cyndi Immel found the dead dogs. She says the dogs are being captured and decapitated. The …
    on June 9, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

  2. Man tries to kill self on 'Today' show plaza

    @SirAnduck via Twitter A man tried to commit suicide this morning on the "Today" show plaza. A deranged man — with a history of self-mutilation — ranted about the IRS and then tried to kill himself outside of "Today" show studios in Rockefeller Center this morning, witnesses and authorities said. Queens resident...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "If we can come together for a sustained push, female genital mutilation can vanish within a generation," said UN Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro during the launch. "But this goal demands both increased resources and strengthened...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Asha-Rose Migiro Source: Mathaba.Net

  2. "The board based its analysis on a false premise: that female genital mutilation is a one-time act that cannot be repeated on the same woman," Mukasey wrote in his order. "As several courts have recognized, female genital mutilation is indeed...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  3. "Stated in its starkest terms, there are mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who are dead today and who will die tomorrow specifically because of the practice of female genital mutilation," Ranneberger said in a recent speech.
    on May 25, 2007 By: Michael Ranneberger Source: Forbes

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