ritual killing

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Noun1.ritual killing - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
hecatomb - a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen
immolation - killing or offering as a sacrifice
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Kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killing, gang wars, and lately herdsmen killings have all lost their shocking effect because they have become an everyday affair.
His remarks follow the recent incident where some residents went on the rampage by damaging property, accusing someone for ritual killing, following the death of his herdboy.
That theory had long been domain of ranting conspiracy mongers and eccentric babushkas, but now it appears to be taken seriously by the state itself: Following Shevkunov's comments, the powerful Investigative Committee, Russia's equivalent of the FBI, quickly announced that it would take part in such an investigation of alleged ritual killing.
Authorities announced that they would investigate an anti-Semitic theory that the death of the last czar of Russia, Czar Nicholas II in 1918 was a ritual killing after comments by a bishop close to Russia President Vladimir Putin.
The ritual killing took place at Fulwari village under Tarabadi police station in Araria district, some 300km east of Patna, and sparked protests in the area.
She did make sure to do the right thing by having a canao-the Cordillera ritual killing of a pig within the premises-to pray for the success of the venture.
Ritual killing, which is a tradition in some parts of Africa, and kidnapping for this purpose is a subject of faith that is less understood in the religion-security nexus in Nigeria.
With just three days to go before the ritual killing, Milton crosses paths with knockout waitress Piper, who steals her cheating exboyfriend's vintage Charger and joins him on his quest to save the Earth from the forces of darkness (2011) ?
Marcus] had not been encircled by so much blood since his days as a boy at the slaughterhouse, watching the ritual killing of animals in accordance with Jewish law.
I skipped it the first time round - well, there are only so many programs you can watch about the ritual killing of young women, I feel.
There is concern that in many countries the guidelines for the humane killing of livestock are often cruelly abused, particularly the provision of first stunning the animal before its ritual killing, in keeping with religious practices.
He said: "Among the files released through WikiLeaks were the Afghan War Diaries which showed the day-to-day ritual killing and torture that has been going on in Afghanistan for years.