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From Old French homicide, from Latin homicīda ‎(man-slayer) and homicīdium ‎(manslaughter). Equivalent to +‎ -cide.



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homicide ‎(plural homicides)

  1. (uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
  2. (countable) A person who kills another.
  3. (countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
    • 1996, A J Holt, Watch Me [1]:
      “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, Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People (ISBN 1930859449), page 58:
      We don't even know the woman was a homicide. Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped?
    • 2004, Jon Talton, Dry Heat (ISBN 0312333854), page 40:
      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.


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homicide m ‎(plural homicides)

  1. homicide



  1. first-person singular present indicative of homicider
  2. third-person singular present indicative of homicider
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of homicider
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of homicider
  5. second-person singular imperative of homicider

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