amicicide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

amicus +‎ -cide

Noun[edit]

amicicide (plural amicicides)

  1. murder of a friend
    • 1873, Junius Henri Browne, Women as Idealists, published in The Galaxy, Volume XVI, page 99,
      Men who have been the firmest friends, while in each other's company periodically and frequently, have clashed and quarrelled in their attempt to dwell beneath the same roof, and, occupying the same apartments, have been moved to commit amicicide.

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