self-murder

noun

self-mur·​der ˌself-ˈmər-dər How to pronounce self-murder (audio)

Examples of self-murder in a Sentence

how to deter terrorists who are willing to commit self-murder as well as the mass murder of innocent people
Recent Examples on the Web But on Wednesday, a grand jury indicted her on the charge of assisting self-murder/manslaughter, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Frank Fernandez, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2023 The initial charge of first-degree murder has been reduced to assisting self-murder/manslaughter. Frank Fernandez, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-murder was in 1570

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“Self-murder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-murder. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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