Felo-de-se meaning

(law) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.

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A crime committed against oneself, in particular an early twentieth-century euphemism for suicide.
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Origin of felo-de-se

  • Latin felo, English felon + de of, concerning + se self.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin fel (“felon”) de (“of”) se (“himself”)

    From Wiktionary