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homicide

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noun ho·mi·cide \ˈhä-mə-ˌsīd, ˈhō-\

Simple Definition of homicide

  • : the act of killing another person

Full Definition of homicide

  1. 1 :  a person who kills another

  2. 2 :  a killing of one human being by another

Examples of homicide

  1. The number of homicides increased last year.

  2. 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


HOMICIDE Defined for Kids

homicide

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noun ho·mi·cide \ˈhä-mə-ˌsīd, ˈhō-mə-\

Definition of homicide

  1. :  a killing of one human being by another




Medical Dictionary

homicide

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noun ho·mi·cide \ˈhäm-ə-ˌsīd, ˈhō-mə-\

Medical Definition of homicide

  1. 1:  a person who kills another

  2. 2:  a killing of one human being by another—compare genocide





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