felo-de-se

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin felo, English felon + de of, concerning + se self.

Noun[edit]

felo-de-se (plural felos-de-se)

  1. (law) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.