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Meaning of HOMICIDE

Pronunciation:  'hâmi`sId

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  unlawful premeditated killing of a human being

HOMICIDE is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: execution, murder, slaying
 See Also: assassination, blood, bloodshed, butchery, carnage, dry-gulching, elimination, fratricide, gore, hit, infanticide, kill, killing, liquidation, mass murder, massacre, parricide, putting to death, shoot-down, slaughter, thuggee, tyrannicide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hom"i*cide\, n. [F., fr. L. homicidium, fr. homicida a
man slayer; homo man + caedere to cut, kill. See {Homage},
and cf. {Concise}, {Shed}, v. t.]
1. The killing of one human being by another.

Note: Homicide is of three kinds: justifiable, as when the
      killing is performed in the exercise of a right or
      performance of a duty; excusable, as when done,
      although not as duty or right, yet without culpable or
      criminal intent; and felonious, or involving what the
      law terms malice; the latter may be either manslaughter
      or murder. --Bouvier.

2. One who kills another; a manslayer. --Chaucer. Shak.

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