Simple Definition of homicide
: the act of killing another person
Full Definition of homicide
1 : a person who kills another
2 : a killing of one human being by another
Examples of homicide
The number of homicides increased last year.
He has been arrested for homicide.
Origin of homicide
in sense 1, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin homicida, from homo human being + -cida -cide; in sense 2, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin homicidium, from homo + -cidium -cide
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with homicide
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HOMICIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of homicide
: a killing of one human being by another
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