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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.
eighty-five infanticides occur annually in the United States.
yet the number of infanticides remained relatively constant, implying
39) There is no disputing that the majority of infanticides are perpetrated by the parents of the victims, and that the step-parents, lovers of parents, other family, and other caretakers fill out the cast of lethal agents.
16) Many researchers have pointed out the inconsistency in the American courts in responding to infanticides, and some have suggested statutory reform similar to those statutes adopted in other countries.
We are offered a sympathetic account of arsonists reacting to breached norms (wrongful dismissal), infanticides driven to desperate measures by the need to conform to norms (establishing a dowry), and poachers assuming roles prescribed by a rural, male, ecologically correct subculture.
This suggests that, while the Wharram Percy infants probably represent a combination of natural deaths in the immediate post-natal period and stillbirths, the Roman data are more likely mainly to represent infanticides.
The consistent fact patterns surrounding neonaticide cases, which accounted for a much higher proportion of all infanticides in this era than they do today, likewise escaped notice.