homicide

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

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.

Quotations[edit]

  • 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: 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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]


French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr

Noun[edit]

homicide m (plural homicides)

  1. homicide

Verb[edit]

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