mercy killing


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mercy killing

n.
Euthanasia.

mercy killing

n
(Medicine) another term for euthanasia

eu•tha•na•sia

(ˌyu θəˈneɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding medical measures from a person or animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition.
[1640–50; < New Latin < Greek euthanasía easy death]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mercy killing - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)mercy killing - the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
Translations

mercy killing

neutanasia

mercy killing

n eutanasia, muerte piadosa
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Fed up with the girl's prolonged ailment and the doctor's refusal to treat her, the woman has urged the Governor to take action against Rajya Lakshmi and ensure treatment or allow mercy killing of her daughter.
Euthanasia (Mercy Killing) has long been a very controversial issue the world over.
" Please give me the permission for mercy killing or send me some poison so that I can free myself and my wife from the wrath of the draconian law of domestic violence," pleaded Sharma in a letter to the President and the Chief Justice of India ( CJI).
In an interview with GMA talk show "Startalk," Sebatian's brother Yexel revealed that his younger brother wanted "mercy killing" because he was already having a hard time.
The twins' elder brother Mohammad Tamanna said they wanted permission from the government to allow them to carry out mercy killing as his sisters' lives had become miserable.
That rule meant it was up to Hourmann to tell potential employers about a "mercy killing" he carried out on an 82-year-old Spanish patient when she had, he claimed, asked to die.
A MAN paralysed from the neck down who can only use his head and eyes to communicate launched a legal challenge yesterday to clarify the law on so-called mercy killing.
A MAN paralysed from the neck down who can only use his head and eyes to communicate has launched a legal challenge to clarify the law on so-called mercy killing.
A BBC presenter who told TV viewers he carried out a mercy killing on a former lover has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
BBC presenter Ray Gosling faced more questions today about claims he carried out a mercy killing.
BBC presenter Ray Gosling remained in custody earlier today, facing more questions about claims he carried out a mercy killing.
Mercy killing: Mother Kay Gilderdale walked free from court after helping her daughter Lynn to die.