Definition of Cannibalism

1. Noun. The practice of eating the flesh of your own kind.

Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice
Specialized synonyms: Anthropophagy
Derivative terms: Cannibalistic



Definition of Cannibalism

1. n. The act or practice of eating human flesh by mankind. Hence; Murderous cruelty; barbarity.

Definition of Cannibalism

1. Noun. The act of eating another of one's own species. ¹

2. Noun. In speech, the occurrence of one word "eating" part or all of the next word, because the syllables ar the same. For example, "Look, an MIT shirt" for "Look, an MIT T-shirt". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cannibalism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cannibalism

1. Eating other individuals of one's own species. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannibalism

cannelures
canner
canneries
canners
cannery
cannet
cannibal
cannibal mound
cannibalic
cannibalisation
cannibalisations
cannibalise
cannibalised
cannibalises
cannibalising
cannibalism (current term)
cannibalisms
cannibalistic
cannibalistically
cannibalization
cannibalizations
cannibalize
cannibalized
cannibalizes
cannibalizing
cannibally
cannibals
cannie
cannier
canniest

Literary usage of Cannibalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1908)
"cannibalism countrymen should ever have been liable to such a reproach." Of the Bataks it was said some time ago that the rising ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Another modification of an original ritual cannibalism is the custom of ... We may term protective an entirely different kind of magical cannibalism, ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"The Negro also had never shown ingenuity enough to invent letters, symbolic or phonetic. On cannibalism in Relation to Ethnology. ..."

4. The Fijians: A Study of the Decay of Custom by Basil Thomson, Bolton Glanvill Corney, James Stewart (1908)
"1 It is strange that the only act of cannibalism seen by any member of the United States Exploring Expedition in 1(540 was the eating of an eye—a part of ..."

5. Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs by William Graham Sumner (1906)
"cannibalism and ghost fear. — cannibalism in sorcery and human sacrifice. ... Philosophy of cannibalism. 338. cannibalism. cannibalism is one of the ..."

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