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butchery (n.)

mid-15c., bocherie, "the trade of a butcher," from Old French bocherie "slaughter; a butcher's shop" (13c., Modern French boucherie), from bochier "a butcher" (see butcher (n.)). Meaning "barbarous killing" is from mid-15c.

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Definitions of butchery from WordNet

butchery (n.)
a building where animals are butchered;
butchery (n.)
the business of a butcher;
Synonyms: butchering
butchery (n.)
the savage and excessive killing of many people;
Synonyms: slaughter / massacre / mass murder / carnage
From wordnet.princeton.edu