[ on-er kil-ing ]
/ ˈɒn ər ˌkɪl ɪŋ /
the killing of a relative, especially a female relative, as retribution for the perceived dishonoring of the family, as dictated or sanctioned by some cultures and religions.
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Origin of honor killing
First recorded in 1925–30
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