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 ?
They practice infanticide, and kill the aged and physically unfit.
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 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.
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."
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 short, there is in life an element of elfin coincidence which people reckoning on the prosaic may perpetually miss.
"What is done to infanticides in this country?" asked Major Cavalcanti innocently.
Cases of suspected infant murder, commonly referred to as infanticide, came to public attention on a weekly basis in Ireland during this period and the discoveries in the spring and summer of 1865 did not initially warrant more than a few lines each in the local newspapers.
Few human beings, women in particular, can comment on the gory tale of the steadily rising female infanticide that soaks India in the innocent blood of baby girls sans pushing back tears flooding the eyes.
'What else could I do?'; single mothers and infanticide, Ireland 1900-1950.
The question at issue is whether a "de-fund" strategy to aid in the fight to abolish governmental toleration of prenatal infanticide in Ontario is a good, moral strategy.
Female infanticide has a long history in India, and chillingly each region has had its own established, traditional way of killing infant girls, methods that include drowning the baby in a bucket of milk, or feeding her salt, or burying her alive in an earthen pot.
Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a decision that dealt with the offence, and the partial defence, of infanticide. Infanticide has been part of the criminal law of Canada for over 60 years but no appellate court in Canada had ever before reviewed the infanticide provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada.