assisted suicide

assisted suicide

suicide facilitated by another person, especially a physician, who organizes the logistics of the suicide, as by providing the necessary quantities of a poison. See also medicide.

Origin:
1975–80

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Main Entry:  assisted suicide
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See doctor-assisted suicide
Main Entry:  assisted suicide
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See physician-assisted suicide
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