Definition of Homicide

1. Noun. The killing of a human being by another human being.

Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death
Specialized synonyms: Honor Killing, Manslaughter, Execution, Murder, Slaying, Shooting
Derivative terms: Homicidal



Definition of Homicide

1. n. The killing of one human being by another.

Definition of Homicide

1. Noun. The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional. ¹

2. Noun. A person who kills another. ¹

3. Noun. (context: countable US police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homicide

1. the killing of one person by another [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homicide

1. 1. The killing of one human being by another. 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. 2. One who kills another; a manslayer. Origin: F, fr. L. Homicidium, fr. Homicida a man slayer; homo man + caedere to cut, kill. See Homage, and cf. Concise, Shed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homicide

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homeworkers
homeworking
homeworks
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homeworlds
homewrecker
homewreckers
homewrecking
homey
homeyness
homeynesses
homeys
homicidal
homicidally
homicide (current term)
homicider
homiciders
homicides
homidium bromide
homie
homier
homies
homiest
homiform
homigrade scale
homilete
homiletes

Literary usage of Homicide

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
""The idea of prevention, or defense against an impending or progressing wrong, must enter into all cases of justifiable homicide. To deliberately kill in ..."

2. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"homicide in General. 63-64. Distinction between Justifiable and Excusable homicide. ... homicide is the killing of a human being by a human being,1 and is ..."

3. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"homicide in General. 63-64. Distinction between Justifiable and Excusable ... homicide IN GENERAL 61. homicide is the killing of a human being by a human ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"At common law but two grades of felonious homicide existed, ... homicide is the killing of any human creature, and is of three kinds, justifiable, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"After the first speech the person accused of premeditated homicide was mercifully permitted to go into exile, ¡n which case hi* property was confiscated, ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"The subject, therefore, in the present chapter first to be considered will be the offence of homicide, or destroying the life of man. the particular ..."

7. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"That casual homicide, homicide in lawful defence, and homicide committed upon thieves, ... And then further statutes, That even in case of homicide casual, ..."

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