filicide


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Related to filicide: Neonaticide

filicide

(ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the act of killing one's own son or daughter
2. a person who does this
[C17: from Latin fīlius son or fīlia daughter + -cide]
ˌfiliˈcidal adj

filicide

1. a parent who kills a son or daughter.
2. the killing of a son or daughter by a parent. — filicidal, adj.
See also: Children
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filicide - a parent who murders his own son or daughter
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
2.filicide - the murder of your own son or daughter
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Spatial sacredness, achieved through the careful temporal ordering of ritual, is no longer available in Shakespeare's Rome, where burial and betrothal temporally overlap and sacred space is desecrated by the concurrent acts of "rape" and filicide.
For every person who would rather not recall the awful event that happened on that dark and lonely curve of Old Mohawk Road, north of Springfield, on May 19, 1983, there are just as many - probably more - who still find Downs a fascinating study in filicide.
take on a horrific subject with objectivity and sensitivity, placing neonaticide in its proper place separate from infanticide and filicide.
Tracy's attempted filicide is clearly a metaphor for the violent upheavals that preceded and precipitated the Civil War.
Mike Tolson, Unequal Justice: Criminal Punishment Widely Disparate in Maternal Filicide Cases Such as Yates', HOUS.
23) Our book divides infanticide cases into four categories: abuse-related filicide (cases involving mothers who killed their child during a physical assault), filicide due to neglect (cases involving women who did not purposely kill their child, but either failed to attend to the child's basic needs, or were irresponsible in their reaction to the child's behavior), assisted/coerced filicide (cases involving mothers who acted along with their partners, or in some cases failed to intervene to stop their partners from killing their children), and purposeful filicide in which the mother acted alone (cases involving mothers, the overwhelming majority of whom suffered from some form of mental illness, who purposefully killed their children).
Who would not more lightheartedly engage in neonaticide or even filicide than something so off-putting -- even, might one say, so infra dig [undignified] -- as infanticide?
The filicide could be motivated by revenge, especially with male children; the mother's anger toward the child's father may be displaced onto the male child, who reminds the mother of the child's father.
Wade's father tries to kill Wade, Rolfe assumes the same pacing and tone that he uses to describe such non-climactic episodes as Wade plowing snow in an unheated grader, as though filicide were just another form of labor common to the region.
ts ve n e The mother gave her baby a nasty peck and promptly turfed it out of the nest, to its death: Goldcrest filicide.
Feilla, "Sympathy Pains: Filicide and the Spectacle of Male Heroic Suffering on the Eighteenth-Century Stage" (151-68); James Robert Allard, "Joanna Baillie and the Theater of Consequence" (169-84).
Other topics include Lycians in the Cares of Aeschylus, ghosts, filicide, ancient philosophers and the fragmented self, and Aristophanes on how to write tragedy.