Prolicide
Prolicide Prol"i*cide, n. [L. proles offspring + caedere to kill.] The crime of destroying one's offspring, either in the womb or after birth. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prolicide — is the act of killing one s own offspring. It may refer to * Filicide * Feticideee also* Infanticide * Child murder * Abortion * cide …   Wikipedia

  • prolicide — prolicidal, adj. /proh leuh suyd /, n. the killing of one s child. [1835 45; < ML proli (comb. form repr. L proles offspring; see PROLETARY) + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolicide — killing of offspring; killing of the human race Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • prolicide — pro·li·cide || prəʊlɪsaɪd n. killing of one s own child (esp. close to birth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prolicide —   n. killing or killer of own offspring.    ♦ prolicidal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • prolicide — /prowlasayd/ A word used to designate the destruction of the human offspring. Jurists divide the subject into feticide, or the destruction of the fetus in utero, and infanticide, or the destruction of the new born infant. See also abortion …   Black's law dictionary

  • prolicide — The killing by a parent of his offspring …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • prolicide — prolicidal, adj. /proh leuh suyd /, n. the killing of one s child. [1835 45; ML proli (comb. form repr. L proles offspring; see PROLETARY) + CIDE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matricide — Orestes Pursued by the Furies by William Adolphe Bouguereau. Clytemnestra was murdered by Orestes and the Furies torment him for his crime …   Wikipedia

  • Mariticide — Not to be confused with Matricide. Homicide …   Wikipedia

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