Origin of homicide
Examples from the Web for homicide
They died for simply going to work that morning, killed by religious fanatics, homicide victims all.
Indeed, some of the rewards have topped hundreds of thousands when the crime involves a homicide.
Even the coroner determined that the cause of death was "homicide."
Garner was pronounced dead an hour later, and the city coroner ruled his death a homicide.
And, most importantly, homicide was at an historic low, meaning more lives were being saved.
The council being consulted, commanded the inquisitors to condemn and punish the accused as an homicide.
I was advised the homicide division was retaining the third for their use.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
He did not draw their blood personally with the usual weapons of homicide—pistol, dagger, bludgeon or ax.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
It is generally held that homicide of this kind was extremely rare and that, when it did occur, the slayer was outlawed.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
Were you aware that the homicide people were questioning Oswald at that time?Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for homicide
Word Origin for homicide
Word Origin and History for homicide
"the killing of another person," early 13c., from Old French homicide, from Latin homicidium "manslaughter," from homo "man" (see homunculus) + -cidium "act of killing" (see -cide). The meaning "person who kills another" (late 14c.) also is from French, from Latin homicida "a murderer," from -cida "killer."
Culture definitions for homicide
The killing of one person by another, whether intended (murder) or not (manslaughter). Not all homicide is unlawful; killing in self-defense, for example, is not a crime.