- 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.
Origin of filicide
1655–65; < Latin fīli(us) son (fīli(a) daughter) + -cide
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- the act of killing one's own son or daughter
- a person who does this
Word Origin for filicide
C17: from Latin fīlius son or fīlia daughter + -cide
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Word Origin and History for filicide
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