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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɒmɪsaɪd/
- (US) enPR: hämʹə-sīd, IPA(key): /ˈhɑməsaɪd/ or enPR: hōʹmə-sīd, IPA(key): /ˈhoʊməsaɪd/
homicide (plural homicides)
- (uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
- (countable) A person who kills another.
- (countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
- 1996, A J Holt, Watch Me :
- “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
- “As hard as anyone else,” said Goddard. There was an irritated note in his voice. “She was a homicide. She got what every homicide investigation gets.”
- 2003: We don't even know the woman was a homicide. Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped? —Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People ISBN 1930859449 p. 58
- 2004: The medical examiner was behind on autopsies and cranky, so we didn't even know if the old guy in the pool was a homicide. —Jon Talton, Dry Heat ISBN 0312333854 p. 40
- (unlawful killing of a person by another): assassination, killing, first-degree murder (US; intentional), manslaughter (unintentional), murder (intentional), second-degree murder (US; unintentional)
- (person who unlawfully kills another person): assassin, killer, man-slayer, murderer
- (victim of homicide): murder victim
the killing of one person by another
a person who kills another
police jargon: a victim of homicide
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homicide m (plural homicides)