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In original common law criminal law, dismemberment

Updated legal definition[edit]

From California penal code section 203:

Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures, or renders it useless, or cuts or disables the tongue, or puts out an eye, or slits the nose, ear, or lip, is guilty of mayhem.

Should this (or a summary of it) be included? Kevink707 (talk) 19:33, 5 July 2012 (UTC)


This is plausible, but I'm unfortunately unable find a reference for it. Wikipedia's article seems to have been set up to push users to Wiktionary because Wikipedia didn't have a reference, either. - -sche (discuss) 16:40, 27 November 2012 (UTC)