Murder vs Killing

Posted by: NathanDuclos

Is there a difference between Murdering and Killing?

Poll closed on 8/1/2014 at 12:00AM.
  • Its the same bloody thing.

  • They are bloody different.

30% 7 votes
70% 16 votes
  • Some of the voters on the other side says that "MURDER IS AGAINST THE LAW". But even the other way, even government breaks the laws when they hang a criminal (by any way it is also explained as murder). So I vote for "Its the same bloody thing".

  • Really... It's technically the same d*mn thing.

  • The process and act of murdering and killing is the same.

  • murder is only killing a human but killing is executing any living thing.

    Posted by: reece
  • Killing is ending a life; murder is a legal term usually defined as an unlawful killing. For instance, when the state executes a convict, it is not against the law, so it is not murder.

    Posted by: MrJosh
  • Murdering is killing, but killing isn't always murdering.

  • You can kill a cow. You can't murder a cow. You can however do both to vegetarians :) (source: my twisted sense of humour)

  • Murder is illegal , killing is not . For example if you kill a mosquito its not murder.

  • Murder is killing intentionally. Killing can be either intentional or unintentional.

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reece says2014-07-19T07:38:42.5656397-05:00
...By definition anyway
NathanDuclos says2014-07-19T08:57:33.6512639-05:00
Funny, this started from a abortion debate, where everyone argued it was different. . .
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-19T11:55:19.0752558-05:00
Definition of killing: verb "Cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing)" http://www.Oxforddictionaries.Com/definition/english/kill Definition of murder: noun "the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another."
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-19T15:37:42.1777126-05:00
Look at this: http://thesaurus.com/browse/murder it says the definition of murder is killing.
Formerland1 says2014-07-19T16:00:13.9749488-05:00
So killing a fly is murder .
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-19T16:14:16.1103028-05:00
I guess animal rights do exist.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-19T16:33:09.0174380-05:00
That page linked isn't a definition, it's a collection of synonyms and the definition page attracted doesn't say Murder is Killing. Http://dictionary.Reference.Com/browse/murder
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-19T16:39:53.5042675-05:00
Dictionary.Reference.Com/browse/murder verb "Law. To kill by an act constituting murder." If murder were killing it would just say 'to kill' and not 'constituting murder' thus killing isn't the same as murder. Above, under noun it states "Law. The killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law." The only Animals that can be murdered are humans.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-19T16:42:28.8408908-05:00
If you look at the definition is says: "Law. To kill by an act constituting murder." If killing were the same as murder it would just say 'to kill' not " to kill by an act constituting murder." Additionally, it says under noun "the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. " Humans are the only animals which can be murdered.
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-19T20:28:55.5422530-05:00
Are you blind? Here let me copy and paste it for you. "Main Entry: murder Part of Speech: noun Definition: killing" It might be either an oversimplified definition of murder or a synonym either way it says murder = killing. It says it right THERE! The correct answer of the question above is obviously "it's the same bloody thing" according to this reliable source.
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-19T20:31:11.8100000-05:00
Btw, synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing. According to this (http://thesaurus.Com/browse/murder) killing is either the definition or synonym of murder. You cannot argue with a Thesaurus.
Formerland1 says2014-07-20T00:03:42.9232040-05:00
You didnt answer my question if murder is killing ANYTHING than why its killing say a tree or a fly or even a virus murder ?
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-20T01:30:06.7128335-05:00
To some people those things would be considered murder.
Formerland1 says2014-07-20T02:22:27.9207185-05:00
But what do you think
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-20T02:28:32.9677385-05:00
What does it matter what I or you think? If a reliable thesaurus says killing is the definition of murder then it's fact. Mine or your opinion would be irrelevant.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-20T03:39:40.8085498-05:00
Oh, I see now at the top "noun killing", "verb to kill". After using more reliable sources than your thesaurus (e.G. Dictionaries) to find the definition of murder, it's quite plain to see that that definition is very overly simplified. Murder is a legal term: "Subject to three exceptions (see Voluntary Manslaughter below) the crime of murder is committed, where a person: of sound mind and discretion (i.E. Sane); unlawfully kills (i.E. Not self-defence or other justified killing); any reasonable creature (human being); in being (born alive and breathing through its own lungs - Rance v Mid-Downs Health Authority (1991) 1 All ER 801 and AG Ref No 3 of 1994 (1997) 3 All ER 936; under the Queen's Peace; with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm (GBH)." CPS The definition of killing is merely: "[INTRANSITIVE/TRANSITIVE] to make a person or other living thing die" http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/kill "cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing)." Based on these definitions murder is killing, killing isn't always murder. You can't argue with several dictionaries, if reputable dictionaries say they're not the same thing it's fact. As you said synonyms mean ALMOST the same thing, not the same thing. Murder and Killing have very similar definitions so it is natural that they'd be used in synonymity, however they don't mean the same thing. Also I never said murder wasn't killing, I said killing isn't always murder by the definition of murder.
Kreakin says2014-07-20T10:50:08.5604137-05:00
Amazing, five so far who just should never work in law..
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-20T11:54:53.8235284-05:00
Haha, yeah.
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-07-20T12:03:44.8364059-05:00
I knew I'd eventually loose that, but I did prove that killing is a synonym of murder which common people already know.

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