suicide pact


: an agreement between two or more people to kill themselves at the same time

Examples of suicide pact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weiss contends gun charges constitutional because 2nd Amendment is 'not a suicide pact' Lowell has also argued that the gun statute Biden is accused of violating is unconstitutional. USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2024 If a historically unique destructive force inhabits the Oval Office, the Constitution — which, as Justice Robert Jackson sagely observed, is not a suicide pact — allows immediate expulsion. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 30 Dec. 2023 Because both sides have nuclear weapons, an annihilation strategy based on an overwhelming military attack to destroy the enemy’s ability to resist could easily become a mutual suicide pact. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2023

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“Suicide pact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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