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uxoricide

[uhk-sawr-uh-sahyd, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] /ʌkˈsɔr əˌsaɪd, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˈzoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of murdering one's wife.
2.
a man who murders his wife.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin ūxor wife + -i- + -cide
Related forms
uxoricidal, adjective
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uxoricide

/ʌkˈsɔːrɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of killing one's wife
2.
a man who kills his wife
Derived Forms
uxoricidal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin uxor wife + -cide
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Word Origin and History for uxoricide
n.

1854, "the murder of one's wife;" 1860, "one who kills his wife," from Latin uxor "wife" (see uxorious) + -cide. Related: Uxoricidal.

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