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Origin of mercy killing

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing

noun
another term for euthanasia
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Medical definitions for mercy killing

mercy killing
[ mûrsē ]

n.
Euthanasia.
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