self-immolation

noun
self-im·​mo·​la·​tion | \ˌself-ˌi-mə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of self-immolation 

: a deliberate and willing sacrifice of oneself often by fire

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self-immolate \ˌself-​ˈi-​mə-​ˌlāt \ verb

First Known Use of self-immolation

1799, in the meaning defined above

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