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assisted suicide

noun

Simple Definition of assisted suicide

  • : suicide with help from another person (such as a doctor) to end suffering from severe physical illness

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of assisted suicide

  1. :  suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person; especially :  physician-assisted suicide

Examples of assisted suicide in a sentence

  1. a doctor who has been involved in several assisted suicides

  2. an opponent of assisted suicide



1976

First Known Use of assisted suicide

1976


Medical Dictionary

assisted suicide

noun

Medical Definition of assisted suicide

  1. :  suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person <Surveys also show assisted suicides are taking place covertly, often without a doctor's help.—Mark O'Keefe, The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 5 Oct. 1997>; especially :  physician-assisted suicide <Six of the 15 patients who chose assisted suicide in the act's first year had to ask more than one doctor before finding a physician who would write a lethal prescription.—Barry Siegel, The Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 1999>



Variants of assisted suicide

also assisted death

Law Dictionary

assisted suicide

noun

Legal Definition of assisted suicide

  1. :  suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person; especially :  physician-assisted suicide




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