mercy killing

noun
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Examples of mercy killing in a Sentence

  1. Some called her death a mercy killing.

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First Known Use of mercy killing

1925


MERCY KILLING Defined for English Language Learners

mercy killing

Definition of mercy killing for English Language Learners

  • : the killing of someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any further suffering


Medical Dictionary

mercy killing

noun mer·cy kill·ing \ ˈmər-sē-ˌkil-iŋ \

medical Definition of mercy killing


Law Dictionary

mercy killing

noun mer·cy kill·ing

legal Definition of mercy killing


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