uxoricide

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