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femicide

[fem-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise:
The rate of femicide where there is drug trafficking is far greater than it is elsewhere.
2.
the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army.
Compare genocide.
3.
a person who kills a woman:
In certain countries, femicides appear to act with impunity.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; feme + -i- + -cide
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Contemporary definitions for femicide
noun

the killing of a female; one who kills a female

Word Origin

femi- 'female'

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