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ritual murder

n.
The murder of a person as part of a ritual, such as a human sacrifice to a deity.
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A few hundred years later, after Abraham's land of promise is settled by his descendants, Jephthah the judge is fully prepared to thwart his own future with the ritual murder of his only daughter.
KATMANDU (CyHAN)- At least eleven peopled have reportedly been arrested in southwestern Nepal in a suspected case of ritual murder.
I was speaking about Druids and their sacrificial practices, involving the ritual murder of human victims, often with horrific savagery and a startling knowledge of human anatomy that allowed them to keep unfortunate victims suspended between life and death for a considerable time.
The story of three teenagers charged with the ritual murder of three eight-year-old boys in 1993 led to the absorbing Paradise Lost documentaries, which shone a supremely disturbing light on Bible Belt justice.
Were they really elite groups who engaged in obscene orgies, devil worship, and the ritual murder of servants?
Dr Hoskins, who wrote the best-selling book The Boy In The River about the ritual murder of children in London, stressed that people from all walks of life can fall prey to the "witch doctors".
People turned back to some of the secondary reasons given in the Middle Ages, such as the accusation that Jews were economic exploiters or the invocation of their allegedly demonic character, which purportedly led them to engage in ritual murder and well-poisoning.
Researchers made a possibility that the woman was killed as a part of some ritual murder since she was on the verge of death.
A Tale of Ritual Murder in the Age of Louis XIV: The Trial of Raphael Levy, 1669, by Pierre Birnbaum, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
England was the first country where the accusation of ritual murder occurred--that Jews had to crucify a Christian child in imitation of Jesus's crucifixion at Easter time.
What must be said is that it belongs to European tradition to accuse the Jews of ritual murder before the Passover celebration.
The research suggests that the members of the crime clan were not as good at telling time as they were at ritual murder.