felo de se


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felo de se

(ˈfiːləʊ dɪ ˈsiː; ˈfɛləʊ)
n, pl felones de se (ˈfiːləʊˌniːz dɪ ˈsiː; ˈfɛl-) or felos de se
(Law) law
a. suicide
b. a person who commits suicide
[C17: from Anglo-Latin, from felō felon + Latin of + oneself]

felo de se

A Latin phrase meaning felon of yourself, used to mean a person who commits suicide.
References in classic literature ?
The prevalent opinion, among such of those emigrants who were over-running the country, as had time, in the multitude of their employments, to think of any foreign concerns, was the simple and direct conclusion that the absent bride was no more nor less than a felo de se.
He advised me if ever I felt like it not to commit a--a barren felo de se, but to let the Sheshaheli do it.
Marti seria asi nuestro Trotski temprano: ideologo, politico, guerrillero fallido pero suicida certero, el felo de se con fe en la tumba abierta,