uxoricide

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From Latin uxor +‎ -cide.

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uxoricide ‎(plural uxoricides)

  1. One who murders his or her wife.
  2. The murdering of one's own wife.
    • 2014, Albert Lee Strickland, “Familicide”, in Michael John Brennan editor, The A–Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects, Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 978-1-4408-0344-4, page 205–206:
      Terms related to familicide include filicide (the killing of one's child or children), uxoricide (the killing of one's wife), fratricide or sororicide (the killing of one's brother or sister), avunculicide (the killing of one's uncle), and nepoticide (the killing of one's nephew).
    • 2015, Will Self, ‘Man-Eating Philosophers’, London Review of Books, vol. 37, no. 12:
      In order for someone to green-light a movie of this story, they’d need to have at least background knowledge of the sexual shenanigans of Sartre and Beauvoir, and of Althusser’s uxoricide – though not necessarily a close acquaintance with their published work.

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uxoricide

  1. Feminine plural form of uxoricida