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: suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person
Surveys also show assisted suicides are taking place covertly, often without a doctor's help. — Mark O'Keefe, The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 5 Oct. 1997especially: physician-assisted suicideSix of the 15 patients who chose assisted suicide in the act's first year had to ask more than one doctor before finding a physician who would write a lethal prescription. — Barry Siegel, The Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 1999