homicide


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hom·i·cide

 (hŏm′ĭ-sīd′, hō′mĭ-)
n.
1. The killing of one person by another, regardless of intention or legality.
2. A person who kills another person.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin homicīdium and homicīda : homō, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

homicide

(ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Law) the killing of a human being by another person
2. (Law) a person who kills another
[C14: from Old French, from Latin homo man + caedere to slay]

hom•i•cide

(ˈhɒm əˌsaɪd, ˈhoʊ mə-)

n.
1. the killing of one human being by another.
2. a person who kills another; murderer.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin homicīdium a killing, homicīda killer =homi-, comb. form of homō man + -cīdium, -cīda -cide]

homicide

, murder, manslaughter - The general term for the killing of a person by another is homicide; murder is either the intentional killing or the malicious killing of another, while manslaughter is the unintentional, accidental killing of another through carelessness.
See also related terms for slaughter.

homicide

1. a general term for murder; the killing of another human being.
2. the murderer of another. — homicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homicide - the killing of a human being by another human beinghomicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
honor killing - an ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image
manslaughter - homicide without malice aforethought
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
shooting - killing someone by gunfire; "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"

homicide

noun murder, killing, manslaughter, slaying, bloodshed The police arrived at the scene of the homicide.

homicide

noun
1. The crime of murdering someone:
Slang: hit.
Translations
قَتْل
zabití člověka
mord
murhaajatappaja
ubojicaubojstvoumorstvo
manndráp
homicidahomicidium
linkęs į žmogžudystęžmogžudystė
slepkavība
zabitie človeka
umor
ubicaubistvoumor
adam öldürmecinayet

homicide

[ˈhɒmɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → homicidio m
2. (= person) → homicida mf

homicide

[ˈhɒmɪsaɪd]
n (US) (= act) → homicide m
modif [detective] → de la criminelle, de la brigade criminelle
In a search for witnesses, homicide detectives attempted to interview everyone in the apartment building → À la recherche de témoins, les détectives de la criminelle ont entrepris d'interroger tous les habitants de l'immeuble.
homicide squad → brigade criminelle

homicide

n
Totschlag m; homicide (squad)Mordkommission f
(= person)Mörder(in) m(f); → Totschläger(in) m(f)

homicide

[ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd] nomicidio

homicide

(ˈhomisaid) noun
the killing of one person by another. He has been found guilty of homicide.
ˌhomiˈcidal adjective
References in classic literature ?
Our curiosity is up now, to hear about the homicide.
Yet thence his lustful Orgies he enlarg'd Even to that Hill of scandal, by the Grove Of MOLOCH homicide, lust hard by hate; Till good JOSIAH drove them thence to Hell.
One must charge you with homicide to make you speak of anything but orchids.
Hearing these words, which seemed to her like homicide, Josette stood still for a moment, speechless.
However fugitive this homicide flash, Felton saw it, and started as if its light had revealed the abysses of this woman's heart.
Depraved as a girl, adulterous as a wife, an unnatural sister, homicide, poisoner, execrated by all who knew her, by every nation that had been visited by her, she died accursed by Heaven and earth.
This shipwreck lies upon my soul with the dread and horror of a homicide, with the unforgettable remorse of having crushed a living, faithful heart at a single blow.
The disposition to gloat over homicide was in that miserable creature in the studio, the potential Jacobin; in that confounded buyer of agricultural produce, the punctual employe of Hernandez Brothers, the jealous wretch with an obscene tongue and an imagination of the same kind to drive him mad.
The first of these is the court of inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
mix with the people, or visit the scenes, familiar to the experience of men (in fact and in fiction), who had traced the homicide to his hiding-place, and had marked him among his harmless fellow-creatures with the brand of Cain?
But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an Athenian, who owned a hound which no beast ever escaped, had accidentally killed his wife Procris, and being purified of the homicide by the Cadmeans, hunted the fox with his hound, and when they had overtaken it both hound and fox were turned into stones near Teumessus.
For I do indeed believe that to be an involuntary homicide is a less crime than to be a deceiver about beauty or goodness or justice in the matter of laws.