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felo–de–se

noun \ˌfe-lō-də-ˈsā, -ˈsē\
plural fe·lo·nes–de–se \fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-\ or felos–de–se \ˌfe-lōz-də-\

Definition of FELO-DE-SE

1
:  a person who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act
2
:  an act of deliberate self-destruction :  suicide
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Origin of FELO-DE-SE

Medieval Latin felo de se, fello de se, literally, evildoer in respect to oneself
First Known Use: 1607
Medical Dictionary

felo–de–se

noun \ˌfel-ōd-ə-ˈsā, -ˈsē\
plural fe·lo·nes–de–se \fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-\ or felos–de–se \ˌfel-ōz-də-\

Medical Definition of FELO–DE–SE

1
:  one who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act
2
:  an act of deliberate self-destruction :  suicide

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