- the act of killing an infant.
- the practice of killing newborn infants.
- a person who kills an infant.
Origin of infanticide
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Examples from the Web for infanticide
Well the idea of “release” and infanticide and suggestions of eliminating the imperfect is pretty gnarly, if you think about it.'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He's Too Old to Play Jonas
August 13, 2014
Neighboring city-state Athens was more haphazard about its infanticide.Living With Disability in the Dark Ages
July 22, 2014
What we need to learn from the Gosnell case is that late-term abortion is infanticide.Abortion Rights Community Has Become the NRA of the Left
May 6, 2013
"They did that on the USC case (a 2007 infanticide case against a USC student)," Geragos adds.Jackson Prosecutors' Internal War
February 4, 2010
In fact, infanticide is said to be known only in four or five provinces.Four Young Explorers
Infanticide was very uncommon, but abandonment (foundlings) took its place.
Abortion and infanticide are two customs which have the same character and purpose.
The crime of fœticide, or infanticide, is not of recent growth.Public School Education
In my opinion there would have been a case of infanticide in our family.The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
- the killing of an infant
- the practice of killing newborn infants, still prevalent in some primitive tribes
- a person who kills an infant
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Word Origin and History for infanticide
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of killing an infant.
- The practice of killing newborns.
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