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 (ŭk-sôr′ĭ-sīd′, ŭg-zôr′-)
1. The killing of a wife by her spouse.
2. One who kills one's wife.

[Medieval Latin uxōricīdium : Latin uxor, wife + Latin -cīdium, -cide.]


1. the act of killing one's wife
2. a person who kills his or her wife
[C19: from Latin uxor wife + -cide]
uxˌoriˈcidal adj


(ʌkˈsɔr əˌsaɪd, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˈzoʊr-)

1. the act of murdering one's wife.
2. a man who murders his wife.
[1855–60; < Latin ūxor wife + -i- + -cide]
ux•o`ri•cid′al, adj.


1. the killing of one’s wife.
2. a person who has killed his wife. — uxoricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
1. the murder of a wife by a husband.
2. a husband who murders his wife. — uxoricidal, adj.
See also: Wife
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uxoricide - a husband who murders his wife
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
2.uxoricide - the murder of a wife by her husband
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Uxoricide is an extreme form of domestic violence in which a man murders his current or former romantic partner and then often commits suicide.
Mohammad was sent to the gallows for uxoricide under the criminal law and in light of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW).
and Canadian findings on uxoricide risk for women with children sired by previous partners.
Madness descends, and, with it, uxoricide and infanticide.
45) Unsuccessful attempts at reconciliation constituted the leading single trigger for uxoricide, accounting for 44 percent of African-American wife killings.
He said that prevailing circumstances have a direct bearing on the behaviour of the people so much so that the affectees could attempt suicide, patricide, matricide, fratricide and uxoricide,adding that such incidents are increasing.
Even a tyrant of the bloodiest sort can expect his appreciation of chamber music to be noted, though it might not be given quite the same the prominence as his massacres of the clergy and acts of uxoricide.