democide

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Etymology[edit]

Based on Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos, people) +‎ -cide.

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Noun[edit]

democide (countable and uncountable, plural democides)

  1. (Mass) murder of people by a government which has power over them.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Despite its technically narrower meaning, genocide is often used to convey the meaning meant by democide (i.e. the murder of people irrespective of race, ethnicity etc.).