death tourist


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death tourist

n
(Medicine) informal a seriously ill person who seeks to terminate his or her own life by travelling to a country where medically assisted suicide is legal
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GREEK authorities have heaped fresh anguish on the family of balcony death tourist Christopher Rochester.
The Federal Council hopes changes to the law would help limit so-called "death tourists"--terminally ill foreigners who come to Switzerland to end their lives.
Assisted suicides are legal in Switzerland but not in the UK, making the country a haven for 'death tourists'.