homicide n : the killing of a human being by another human being
- (UK): /ˈhɒmɪsaɪd/, /"hQmIsaId/
- (UK): , /ˈhɑməsaɪd/, /"hAm@saId/ or , /ˈhoʊməsaɪd/, /"hoUm@saId/
- The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
- A person who kills another.
- In the context of "countable|US|police jargon": A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
- 1996, A J Holt, Watch Me
- “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like
- “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.”
- “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
- 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
- (unlawful killing of a person by another): assassination, killing, first-degree murder (US; intentional), manslaughter (unintentional), murder (intentional), second-degree murder (US; unintentional)
- (person who unlawfully kills another person): assassin, killer, man-slayer, murderer
- (victim of homicide): murder victim
the killing of one person by another
- Finnish: tappo (unintentional), murha (premeditated)
- French: homicide (murder), meurtre (murder), assassinat (murder), homicide involontaire (manslaughter)
- German: Mord
- Italian: omicidio , omicidio colposo (manslaughter), omicidio premeditato (murder), assassinio (murder)
- Japanese: 殺人 (satsujin)
- Norwegian: drap
- Russian: убийство (ubíjstvo)
- Serbian: ubistvo, umor
- Slovene: umor
a person who kills another
- Finnish: tappaja, murhaaja
- French: homicide (murderer), meutrier (male murderer), meutrière (female murderer), assassin (murderer)
- German: Mörder
- Italian: omicida m|f (male or female), assassino (male murderer), assassina (female murderer)
- Japanese: 殺人 (satsujin)
- Norwegian: drapsmann , morder
- Russian: убийца (ubíjca) or
- Serbian: ubica
- Slovene: morilec , morilka
police jargon: a victim of homicide
Translations to be checked
Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. It can also describe a person who has committed such an act, though this use is rare in modern English. Homicide is not always an illegal act.
Criminal homicide is a malum in se crime, and every legal system contains some form of prohibition or regulation of criminal homicide.
Homicidal crimes in some criminal jurisdictions include:
- Murder/murder in English law
- Manslaughter/manslaughter in English law
- Criminal Homicide
Many forms of homicide have their own term based on the person being killed.
- Infanticide - Killing of an infant
- Fratricide - Killing of one's brother; in a military context, killing of a friendly combatant
- Sororicide - Killing of one's sister
- Parricide - Killing of one's parents
- Patricide - Killing of one's father
- Matricide - Killing of one's mother
- Mariticide - Killing of one's spouse
- Uxoricide - Killing of one's wife
- Filicide - Killing of one's child
- Regicide - Killing of a monarch.
- Genocide - Killing of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group
Non-criminal homicideHomicides do not always involve a crime. Sometimes the law allows homicide by allowing certain defenses to criminal charges. One of the most recognized is self defense, which provides that a person is entitled to commit homicide to protect his or her own life from a deadly attack.
State-sanctioned homicideHomicides may also be non-criminal when conducted with the sanction of the state. The most obvious example is capital punishment, in which the state determines that a person should die, but homicides committed during war are usually not subject to criminal prosecution as well.
homicide in Arabic: قتل
homicide in German: Tötungsdelikt
homicide in Spanish: Homicidio
homicide in Persian: قتل
homicide in French: Homicide
homicide in Croatian: Ubojstvo
homicide in Italian: Omicidio
homicide in Hebrew: הריגה
homicide in Simple English: Homicide
homicide in Serbo-Croatian: Ubojstvo
homicide in Finnish: Henkirikos
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