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honor killing

[on-er kil-ing] /ˈɒn ər ˌkɪl ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the killing of a relative, especially a female relative, as retribution for the perceived dishonoring of the family, as dictated or sanctioned by some cultures and religions.
Origin of honor killing
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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