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felo–de–se

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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


Medical Dictionary

felo–de–se

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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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