homicide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɒm.ɪˌsaɪ̯d/
  • (file)
  • (US) enPR: hämʹə-sīdˈ, hōʹmə-sīdˈ; IPA(key): /ˈhɑm.əˌsaɪ̯d/, /ˈhoʊ.məˌsaɪ̯d/

Noun[edit]

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homicide (countable and uncountable, plural homicides)

  1. (countable, uncountable, crime) 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, 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, 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.
  4. (uncountable, US) The department within a police force that investigates cases of homicide.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin homicidium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

homicide m (plural homicides)

  1. homicide

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Noun[edit]

homicide m or f (plural homicides)

  1. killer

Adjective[edit]

homicide (plural homicides)

  1. killer; that kills

Verb[edit]

homicide

  1. inflection of homicider:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Noun[edit]

homicide m (plural homicides)

  1. homicide

Noun[edit]

homicide m or f (plural homicides)

  1. killer

Adjective[edit]

homicide m or f (plural homicides)

  1. killer; that kills