mariticide


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mariticide

1. the killing of one’s husband.
2. a person who has killed her husband. — mariticidal, adj.
See also: Killing
the killing of a husband. — mariticidal, adj.
See also: Marriage
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Noun1.mariticide - the murder of a husband by his wife
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Rather, the interaction of social and institutional pressures--cultural tradition, institutional racism, conflicting gender roles, and a marital arrangement especially buffeted by these forces--shaped African-American mariticide in early twentieth-century New Orleans, contributing to the elevated levels of partner killing in common-law marriages and particularly to the very high rates of homicide by women.
The House of Sparta story reveals the results of yet another [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (return) which, I shall argue in this paper, colour our experience and expectations of Odysseus and Penelope's reunion in a different and more subtle way than the dark tale of Clytemnestra's sexual betrayal and mariticide.