[ 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.
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Origin of filicide
1655–65; < Latin fīli(us) son (fīli(a) daughter) + -cide
OTHER WORDS FROM filicidefil·i·cid·al, adjective
Words nearby filicide
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British Dictionary definitions for filicide
/ (ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd) /
the act of killing one's own son or daughter
a person who does this
Derived forms of filicidefilicidal, adjective
Word Origin for filicide
C17: from Latin fīlius son or fīlia daughter + -cide
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