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mutilate

[L. mutilatus, to maim]
To deprive of a limb or a part; to maim or disfigure.
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6 Total 130 100 Table (9): Respondents by reasons for not genitally mutilating their daughter/s Responses Frequency % Self experience of the mother 77 59.
The sorry story of Middle Eastern religions concerning women, most notably in the Bible and the Koran; the witchhunts sanctioned by the church; the subjugation of women; the doctrine of Original Sin; the dismal view of children; the religious and secular wars of humankind, in which the psychology of war has predominated in the making of peace - all of this and much else testifies to the inescapable fact that, compared to women and children, men have played a mutilating role, very much in the psychological as well as the physical sense.
The estate is seeking more than $1 million dollars in damages and an order that will stop Playboy from defacing and mutilating the works, from using any derivative works on merchandise it sells, and from using Keith Haring's signature where it did not originally appear.
Tomoko Kaneda, 23, was arrested on suspicion of mutilating and abandoning the body of Yoshiko Nagata, 23.
We have jails full of people who started out mutilating animals and ended up killing people,'' Holden said.
He was charged with mutilating the animals, whose carcasses were discovered dumped in a lane.
Someone is murdering and mutilating Negro prostitutes.