uxoricide

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

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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