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 n.— «He wants to use the sales as the first test case of a state law against criminals profiteering from the marketing of personal artifacts, which range from artwork to hair strands. He refers to it such memorabilia as “murderabilia.”» —“Victims advocate sees a test case in inmate’s artwork” by Cindy Horswelll Houston Chronicle Aug. 2, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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