Definition of Honor killing

1. Noun. An ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image.

Generic synonyms: Homicide



Definition of Honor killing

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of honour killing) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Honor Killing

honkingly
honkings
honks
honky
honky-tonk
honky-tonks
honky tonk
honkytonk
honkytonks
honnor
honnour
honokiol
honor'd
honor guard
honor killing (current term)
honor killings
honor roll
honor rolls
honor system
honorabilities
honorability
honorable
honorable mention
honorableness
honorablenesses
honorably
honorand
honorands
honoraria

Literary usage of Honor killing

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

1. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"Honor- killing is in fact in keeping with the Koran, Hadith and Sir as: goo GK ... Lest one think that honor-killing and the Khidr story are unrelated since ..."

2. Human Rights Watch World Report 2000 by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch Staff, Human Rights Watch (1999)
"In April 1999, Samia Sarwar was gunned down in a much publicized honor killing at the behest of her parents for seeking a divorce. Other women were attacked ..."

3. Crime Or Custom?: Violence Against Women in Pakistan by Samya Burney, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"Moreover, on August 2, 1999, the upper house of parliament refused even to consider a resolution condemning the ritual practice of so-called honor killing ..."

4. World Report 2002: The Events of 2001 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (2002)
"... "honor" killing cases often reduced the penalties for perpetrators, holding that the victim had "provoked" the murder by transgressing codes of conduct ..."

5. Tanzania: Violence Against Women Refugees by Human Rights Watch (Organization) (2000)
"See also, "Jordan Parliament Supports Impunity for honor killing," (Washington, DC: Human Rights Watch Press Release, January 2000). ..."

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