infanticide

noun in·fan·ti·cide \ in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of infanticide

1 : the killing of an infant
2
[Late Latin infanticida, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cida -cide]
: one who kills an infant

infanticidal

play \in-ˌfan-tə-ˈsī-dᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of infanticide

Late Latin infanticidium, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cidium -cide


INFANTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

infanticide

noun

Definition of infanticide for English Language Learners

  • : the act of killing a baby


Medical Dictionary

infanticide

noun in·fan·ti·cide \ in-ˈfant-ə-ˌsīd \

medical Definition of infanticide

1 : the killing of an infant
2 : one who kills an infant

infanticidal

play \-ˌfant-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl\ adjective

Law Dictionary

infanticide

noun in·fan·ti·cide \ in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd \

legal Definition of infanticide

: the killing of a newly or recently born child

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