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Mutilation

Cutting, tearing, erasing, or otherwise changing a document in a way that changes or destroys its legal effect. It is a federal crime to mutilate public records, coins, or passports.

In Criminal Law, the crime of violently, maliciously, and intentionally giving someone a serious permanent wound.

MUTILATION, crim. law. The depriving a man of the use of any of those limbs, which may be useful to him in fight, the loss of which amounts to mayhem. 1 Bl. Com. 130.

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DEMI Moore's fitness instructor was one of the bodyguards murdered and mutilated by a mob in Iraq, it emerged yesterday.
This is contrary to the news making round that mutilated notes collection would stop after the deadline.
Information Officer Randy Bolves said a mutilated banknote has any one of the following characteristics: paper bill has shrunken, has adhesives, has charred or decayed areas, has missing parts and has tears and holes.
Sumbi said mutilated or de-faced bills are usually shredded by BSP.
The person of interest in the gruesome murder of a 16-year old girl in Lapu Lapu City last week was charged and arrested for the murder last January of a 60-year old woman in Danao City, whose face, like the recent victim, was likewise mutilated and skinned.
'When the mutilated body was found, the head was missing.
He said that on Monday night, he took two persons identified as Nisar and Muslim, both residents of Akbarpura, to his rented house, murdered them, mutilated their bodies and dumped them into Shah Alam River.
The Media Council has maintained that New York Times must adhere to Kenya's Code of Conduct in journalism regardless of its editorial policy on publication of mutilated bodies.
(2016) investigated the effects of FGM/C on the female sexual function of genitally mutilated married women compared to the non-mutilated women in Kurdistan province of Iran.
Chinese woman's mutilated body found in Makati City condo !-- -- Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am Probers eye love triangle
Tasleem attacked her spouse when he was in sleep and mutilated his head and he died on the spot.