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.
/ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of killing one’s own son or daughter
2.
a person who does this
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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