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 homicide
- Middle English from Old French from Latin homicīdium homicīda homō man dhghem- in Indo-European roots -cīdium -cīda -cide
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French homicide, from Latin homicīda (“man-slayer”) and homicīdium (“manslaughter”). Equivalent to + -cide.