infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

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


INFANTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

infanticide

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noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

Definition of infanticide for English Language Learners

  • : the act of killing a baby


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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