- a person who commits suicide or commits an unlawful malicious act resulting in his or her own death.
- the act of suicide.
Origin of felo-de-se
1645–55; < Anglo-Latin, equivalent to felō a felon + dē in respect to, of + sē oneself
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felo de se
- a person who commits suicide
Word Origin for felo de se
C17: from Anglo-Latin, from felō felon + Latin dē of + sē oneself
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Word Origin and History for felo de se
Latin, "suicide," literally "one guilty concerning himself."
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