filicide


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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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CRIME p10 one in eight parents who commit filicide (kill their own children) had been in contact with mental health services within one year before the murder.
Summary: Kollam (Kerala) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): In a case of filicide, a 43-year-old woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing her teenager son in Kerala's Kollam.
Adorned with notions of the uncanny, The Red-Haired Woman is fearless in its reading of canonical texts like Oedipus Rex and Rostam and Sohrab and in tackling the question of patricide and paternal filicide.
Notably, when he encourages her to some sort of action, it is an act of self-wounding, a detail that foreshadows his filicide in the final scene.
11-12 (2007) (citing a success rate of under twenty-five percent); Heather Leigh Stangle, Note, Murderous Madonna: Femininity, Violence, and the Myth of Postpartum Mental Disorder in Cases of Maternal Infanticide and Filicide.
In accepting the thought of killing his son, Abraham anticipates the actual moment when it will happen, but this willingness to commit mental filicide is exactly what prompts God to spare Isaac's life.
Murder is a terrible crime but filicide - the killing of a child by its parent- is particularly abhorrent.
reveals that she and Nicolas had in fact been passionately in love: that Ubaldino's vaunted political career had been tainted by corruption; and that Nicolas's death was the result of either filicide or fratricide.
This allusion doubles the negative connotations of the historical, Biblical example as it both plays on Spain's well-established anti-Semitism, (20) and suggests that Gervasio's theory is tantamount to filicide.
In the final chapter, "Trauma Postponed: Claudio Cupellini's Una vita tranquilla," Renga applies an Oedipal reading once again to discuss the "traumas of abandonment, betrayal, parricide, and filicide inherent in the relationship between Rosario and Diego" (167).
Awakening of the Ethical Consciousness of Irish Public and Its Route: An Interpretation of Patricide and Filicide in Yeats's Purgatory").