Cannibalism



the eating of human flesh by another human being.
the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of its own kind.
the ceremonial eating of human flesh or parts of the human body for magical or religious purposes, as to acquire the power or skill of a person recently killed.
the act of pecking flesh from a live fowl by a member of the same flock.
the removal of parts, equipment, assets, or employees from one product, item, or business in order to use them in another.
the acquisition and absorption of smaller companies by a large corporation or conglomerate.
Contemporary Examples

John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012 John Avlon December 30, 2012
Not Just Cannibalism: Seven Ways Colonial Jamestown Was a Living Hell Nina Strochlic May 1, 2013
Chilean Miners Fight Their Demons Jonathan Franklin October 9, 2011
An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime Zhou Xun November 23, 2013
What ‘Bath Salts’ Will—and Won’t—Make You Do Kent Sepkowitz May 31, 2012

Historical Examples

The Greater Republic Charles Morris
Freeland Theodor Hertzka
Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III Karl Ritter von Scherzer
The Hawaiian Islands The Department of Foreign Affairs
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 5, 1901-1906 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

noun
the act of eating human flesh or the flesh of one’s own kind
savage and inhuman cruelty
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