infanticide


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in·fan·ti·cide

 (ĭn-făn′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act of killing an infant.
2. The practice of killing newborn infants.
3. One who kills an infant.

[Late Latin īnfanticīdium, the killing of a child and īnfanticīda, killer of a child : Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant + Latin -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

in·fan′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

infanticide

(ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the killing of an infant
2. the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
3. a person who kills an infant
inˌfantiˈcidal adj

in•fan•ti•cide

(ɪnˈfæn təˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the act of killing an infant.
2. a person who kills an infant.
[1650–60; < Late Latin]
in•fan`ti•cid′al, adj.

infanticide

1. the murder of infants.
2. a person who kills infants. — infanticidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infanticide - a person who murders an infant
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
2.infanticide - murdering an infant
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Translations
infanmurdo
lapsenmurha
čedomorstvočedoubojstvo

infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → infanticidio m
2. (= person) → infanticida mf

infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] ninfanticide m

infanticide

nKindesmord m, → Kindestötung f; (= person)Kindesmörder(in) m(f)

infanticide

[ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd] ninfanticidio

in·fan·ti·cide

n. infanticidio.
References in classic literature ?
Suzanne took the bag and departed, after allowing the old bachelor to kiss her, which he did with an air that seemed to say, "It is a right which costs me dear; but it is better than being harried by a lawyer in the court of assizes as the seducer of a girl accused of infanticide.
The ratio of increase among all the Polynesian nations is very small; and in some places as yet uncorrupted by intercourse with Europeans, the births would appear not very little to outnumber the deaths; the population in such instances remaining nearly the same for several successive generations, even upon those islands seldom or never desolated by wars, and among people with whom the crime of infanticide is altogether unknown.
They practice infanticide, and kill the aged and physically unfit.
They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood -- a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world -- infanticide a consequence of that system -- bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children -- that all these have been abolished; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity.
Nelson does die in the instant of victory; and a man named Williams does quite accidentally murder a man named Williamson; it sounds like a sort of infanticide.
In creating this kind of maternal conflict, Barrett Browning departs significantly from the British tradition of infanticide literature which tends to focus exclusively on the mother's overwhelming love or overwhelming shame (bordering on hatred).
The conclusion was clear: among primates, monogamy was always preceded by one thing and one thing only: infanticide by males.
Here, we report the video-captured infanticide on a grown nestling at 17 days after hatching by a mated male in a sparse population of Japanese Bam Swallow (Hirundo rustica gutturalis).
Establish accountability for female infanticide through enforcement of the law;
A panel discussion at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has blamed gender imbalance for India's widespread problems of gang-rape and female infanticide.
The 47-year old 'Dabangg' actor, who is known for his human deeds and is always the first to stand for social issues, also urged the nation to stop female infanticide.
These researchers conclude July 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the trigger for the evolution of monogamy was high rates of infanticide by males.