Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Murder done for hire alone.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Murder committed for hire, without provocation or cause of resentment given to the murderer by the person upon whom the crime is committed. Ersk. Inst. 4, 4, 45. A murder committed treacherously, or by stealth or surprise, or by lying in wait.