burking, n. The crime of murdering someone, usu. by smothering, for the purpose of selling the corpse. ? This term arose from the Scottish murder team of Burke and Hare, whose practice in 1828 of suffocating their victims while leaving few visible marks made the corpses more salable to medical schools. ¡ª burke, vb.
How to translate the legal term BURKING in Chinese?
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