- the killing of one human being by another.
- a person who kills another; murderer.
Origin of homicide
Related Words for homicidemurder, crime, manslaughter, assassination, death, hit, butchery, ride, carnage, bloodshed, offing, erase, rubout
Examples from the Web for homicide
Contemporary Examples of homicide
They died for simply going to work that morning, killed by religious fanatics, homicide victims all.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
Indeed, some of the rewards have topped hundreds of thousands when the crime involves a homicide.Post Office Robbers More Wanted Than ISIS
December 13, 2014
Even the coroner determined that the cause of death was "homicide."Cops, CIA Share a Culture of Lawlessness
December 12, 2014
Garner was pronounced dead an hour later, and the city coroner ruled his death a homicide.Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton
December 5, 2014
And, most importantly, homicide was at an historic low, meaning more lives were being saved.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of homicide
How would an upright woman answer a man whom she had just saved from homicide?Murder Point
Homicide forms 91% of the criminality of this group of offenders.Criminal Man
I knew a planter in Negros Island who was charged with homicide.The Philippine Islands
You think the interest of the love-business will detract from the interest of the homicide's fate?The Story of a Play
W. D. Howells
"You seem to assume that this is a homicide case," I mentioned.Lone Star Planet
Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
- the killing of a human being by another person
- a person who kills another
Word Origin 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."
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.