- the murder of a baby
Origin of infanticideFr < LL infanticida a person guilty of this
Origin of infanticideFrench from Late Latin infanticidium from infanticidia, one who kills an infant: see infant and -cide
- The act of killing an infant.
- The practice of killing newborn infants.
- One who kills an infant.
Origin of infanticideLate Latin īnfanticīdium the killing of a child īnfanticīda killer of a child Latin īnfāns īnfant- infant ; see infant . Latin -cīdium -cīda -cide
From infant + -cide.