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The act of killing. Specifically:
Origin: OE. Slautir, slaughter, slaghter, Icel. Slatr slain flesh, modified by OE. Slaught, slaht, slaughter, fr. AS. Sleaht a stroke, blow; both from the root of E. Slay. See Slay, and cf. Onslaught.