politicide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of political +‎ -cide

Noun[edit]

politicide (countable and uncountable, plural politicides)

  1. Political suicide
    • 2009, January 23, Qaddafi’s Solution: A State of ‘Isratine’[1]:
      With an immediate Arab majority over the Jews, it would be instant politicide for the Israeli government.
  2. Political killing
    • 2002, May 20, “Samantha Power”, in A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide[2]:
      Certainly, one could imagine this kind of systematic denial of the resources required to live as a form of politicide -- or political genocide.

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