uxoricide

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noun ux·or·i·cide \ˌək-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌsīd, -ˈsär-; ˌəg-ˈzȯr-, -ˈzär-\

Definition of uxoricide

  1. 1 [Medieval Latin uxoricidium, from Latin uxor wife + -i- + -cidium -cide] :  murder of a wife by her husband

  2. 2 [Latin uxor + English -i- + -cide] :  a man who murders his wife

1733

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1733

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