mariticide

noun
ma·​rit·​i·​cide
plural -s

Definition of mariticide

1 : one that murders or kills his or her spouse
2 : the act of a mariticide

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History and Etymology for mariticide

mariti- (from Latin maritus husband & Latin marita wife) + -cide

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“Mariticide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mariticide. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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