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felo–de–se

play
noun \ˌfe-lō-də-ˈsā, -ˈsē\

Definition of felo–de–se

plural

felones–de–se

play \fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-\ or

felos–de–se

play \ˌfe-lōz-də-\
  1. 1 :  a person who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act

  2. 2 :  an act of deliberate self-destruction :  suicide



Origin and Etymology of felo–de–se

Medieval Latin felo de se, fello de se, literally, evildoer in respect to oneself


First Known Use: 1607

Rhymes with felo–de–se

African gray, areaway, Armistice Day, Ascension Day, auto-da-fé, bank holiday, beta decay, bioassay, boulevardier, cabriolet, café au lait, cantabile, Cardigan Bay, carry away, cDNA, Chesapeake Bay, chronicle play, communiqué, companionway, corps de ballet, costumier, couturier, décolleté, Delaware Bay, devil to pay, diamanté, Dies Irae, Discovery Day, Dominion Day, Election Day, electric ray, far and away, fiddle away, Fiesole, Giant's Causeway, habitué, High Holiday, instant replay, Jamaica Bay, Jubilate, Korea Bay, laissez-passer, Lavoisier, medley relay, mezzo forte, microarray, Midsummer Day, miracle play, Morgan le Fay, objet trouvé, off-off-Broadway, out-of-the-way, papier collé, papier-mâché, pas de bourrée, Patriots' Day, photo-essay, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Fumé, prêt-à-porter, Presidents' Day, roche moutonnée, Rogation Day, roman à clef, roturier, Saginaw Bay, sine die, sub judice, superhighway, Thanksgiving Day, ukiyo-e, Ulan-Ude, Valentine's Day, Veterans Day, yerba maté


Medical Dictionary

felo–de–se

play
noun \ˌfel-ōd-ə-ˈsā, -ˈsē\

Medical Definition of felo–de–se

plural

felones–de–se

\fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-\play or

felos–de–se

\ˌfel-ōz-də-\play
  1. 1:  one who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act

  2. 2:  an act of deliberate self-destruction :  suicide




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