felo-de-se

noun \ ˌfe-lō-də-ˈsā , -ˈsē \

Definition of felo-de-se

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

Origin and Etymology of 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 \

medical Definition of felo-de-se

plural felones-de-se \fə-ˌlō-(ˌ)nēz-də-\ or felos-de-se \ˌfel-ōz-də-\
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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