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filicide

[fil-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɪl əˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a person who kills his or her son or daughter.
2.
the act of killing one's son or daughter:
Ancient myth contains numerous examples of filicide.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin fīli(us) son (fīli(a) daughter) + -cide
Related forms
filicidal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for filicidal

filicide

/ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of killing one's own son or daughter
2.
a person who does this
Derived Forms
filicidal, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fīlius son or fīlia daughter + -cide
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Word Origin and History for filicidal

filicide

n.

1660s, "action of killing a son or daughter," from Latin filius/filia "son/daughter" (see filial) + -cide. Meaning "one who kills a son or daughter" is from 1823. Related: Filicidal.

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