felo-de-se

noun
\ ˌfe-lō-də-ˈsā , -ˈsē \
plural felones-de-se\fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-ˈsā, -ˈsē \ or felos-de-se\ˌfe-lōz-də-ˈsā, -ˈsē \

Definition of felo-de-se 

1 : a person who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act

2 : an act of deliberate self-destruction : suicide

First Known Use of felo-de-se

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for felo-de-se

Medieval Latin felo de se, fello de se, literally, evildoer in respect to oneself

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felo-de-se

noun
\ ˌfel-ōd-ə-ˈsā, -ˈsē \
plural felones-de-se\fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də- \ or felos-de-se\ˌfel-ōz-də- \

Medical Definition of felo-de-se 

1 : one who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act

2 : an act of deliberate self-destruction : suicide

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