felo-de-se

noun
\ ˌfe-lō-də-ˈsā How to pronounce felo-de-se (audio) , -ˈsē\
plural felones-de-se\ fə-​ˌlō-​(ˌ)nēz-​də-​ˈsā How to pronounce felones-de-se (audio) , -​ˈsē \ or felos-de-se\ ˌfe-​lōz-​də-​ˈsā How to pronounce felos-de-se (audio) , -​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 How to pronounce felo-de-se (audio) \
plural felones-de-se\ fə-​ˌlō-​(ˌ)nēz-​də-​ How to pronounce felones-de-se (audio) \ or felos-de-se\ ˌfel-​ōz-​də-​ How to pronounce felos-de-se (audio) \

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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