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[fil-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɪl əˌsaɪd/

a person who kills his or her son or daughter.
the act of killing one’s son or daughter:
Ancient myth contains numerous examples of filicide.
the act of killing one’s own son or daughter
a person who does this

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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