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infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of infanticide

  • : the act of killing a baby

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infanticide

  1. 1 :  the killing of an infant

  2. 2 [Late Latin infanticida, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cida -cide] :  one who kills an infant

infanticidal

play \-ˌfan-tə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of infanticide

Late Latin infanticidium, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cidium -cide


First Known Use: 1611


Medical Dictionary

infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfant-ə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of infanticide

  1. 1:  the killing of an infant

  2. 2:  one who kills an infant

infanticidal

\-ˌfant-ə-ˈsīd-əl\play adjective



Law Dictionary

infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

Legal Definition of infanticide

  1. :  the killing of a newly or recently born child




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