- When a criminal murders someone, this is an example of homicide.
- The police department that investigates a murder is an example of homicide.
Origin of homicideMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Late Latin homicidium, manslaughter, murder ; from Classical Latin homicida, murderer ; from homo, a man (see homo) + caedere, to cut, kill: see -cide any killing of one human being by another
Origin of homicideME < OFr < L homicida a person who kills another
- a police division responsible for investigating homicides
- The killing of one person by another, regardless of intention or legality.
- A person who kills another person.
Origin of homicideMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin homic&imacron;dium and homic&imacron;da : hom&omacron;, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + -c&imacron;dium and -c&imacron;da, -cide.
- (uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
- (countable) A person who kills another.
- (countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
From Old French homicide, from Latin homicīda (“man-slayer”) and homicīdium (“manslaughter”). Equivalent to + -cide.
homicide - Legal Definition