altruistic filicide

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Phillip Resnick, who published research on filicide in 1969, stated that there were five main motives for filicide, including "altruistic," "fatal maltreatment," "unwanted child," and "spousal revenge."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæl.tɹuˈɪs.tɪk ˈfɪ.lɪ.sʌɪd/

Noun[edit]

altruistic filicide (countable and uncountable, plural altruistic filicides)

  1. A homicide performed "out of love" to assuage the authentic or imagined suffering of the child.

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