Homicide
Homicide Hom"i*cide, n. [F., fr. L. homicidium, fr. homicida a man slayer; homo man + caedere to cut, kill. See {Homage}, and cf. {Concise}, {Shed}, v. t.] 1. The killing of one human being by another. [1913 Webster]

Note: Homicide is of three kinds: justifiable, as when the killing is performed in the exercise of a right or performance of a duty; excusable, as when done, although not as duty or right, yet without culpable or criminal intent; and felonious, or involving what the law terms malice; the latter may be either manslaughter or murder. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

2. One who kills another; a manslayer. --Chaucer. Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • HOMICIDE — Dommage corporel infligé à un individu et ayant entraîné sa mort, l’homicide est réprimé très différemment, dans le droit français, selon l’intention de l’auteur; on distingue l’homicide volontaire, l’homicide préterintentionnel, l’homicide par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • homicide — ho·mi·cide / hä mə ˌsīd, hō / n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill] 1: a person who kills another 2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder …   Law dictionary

  • homicide — 1. (o mi si d ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle qui tue un être humain. Homicide point ne seras. •   Tout l Érèbe entendit cette belle homicide S excuser au berger qui ne daigna l ouïr, LA FONT. Fabl. XII, 26. •   Pleure, Jérusalem, pleure, cité… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Homicide — • Signifies, in general, the killing of a human being. In practice, however, the word has come to mean the unjust taking away of human life, perpetrated by one distinct from the victim and acting in a private capacity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • homicide — Homicide. s. m. Meurtrier, qui tuë un homme contre les loix. Ny les adulteres, ny les fornicateurs, ny les homicides n entreront point dans le Royaume des Cieux. estre homicide de soy mesme. On dit, d Une personne qui ruine sa santé par quelque… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • homicidé — homicidé, ée (o mi si dé, dée) part. passé d homicider. Un voyageur homicidé par des voleurs …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • homicide — the killing of another person, early 13c., from O.Fr. homicide, from L. homicidium manslaughter, from homo man (see HOMUNCULUS (Cf. homunculus)) + cidium act of killing (see CIDE (Cf. cide)). The meaning person who kills another (late 14c.) also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • homicide — Homicide, ou meurtrier, Homicida. Homicide, ou Meurtre, Homicidium. Juger des Homicides, Exercere quaestionem inter sicarios …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • homicide — [n] killing assassination, big chill*, bloodshed, bump off*, butchery, carnage, crime, death, erase*, foul play, hit, manslaughter, murder, offing, ride, rubout*, slaying; concept 252 Ant. birth …   New thesaurus

  • homicide — ► NOUN ▪ murder. DERIVATIVES homicidal adjective. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin homo man + CIDE(Cf. ↑ cide) …   English terms dictionary

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