uxoricide

noun
ux·​or·​i·​cide | \ ˌək-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce uxoricide (audio) , -ˈsär-; ˌəg-ˈzȯr- How to pronounce uxoricide (audio) , -ˈzär- \

Definition of uxoricide

1 [Medieval Latin uxoricidium, from Latin uxor wife + -i- + -cidium -cide] : murder of a wife by her husband
2 [Latin uxor + English -i- + -cide] : a man who murders his wife

First Known Use of uxoricide

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uxoricide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uxoricide. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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