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.
In the Teseida, Amazons rebel against dutiful wifely behavior, and their standing as virtuous females depends upon the recognition of this error and a willingness to return to the status quo; in De mulieribus claris, Amazons seek retribution for their husbands' deaths, are lauded for refusing to submit to inappropriate male attention, and commit mariticide (killing one's husband) only when such action is required to avoid discord among women whose goal is to maintain widowed chastity.
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.