Homicide Definition

hŏmĭ-sīd, hōmĭ-
homicides
noun
Any killing of one human being by another.
Webster's New World
A person who kills another.
Webster's New World
A police division responsible for investigating homicides.
Webster's New World
The killing of a human being, committed by another.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of homicide is the deliberate and illegal murder of another person, or the department in the police agency that is authorized to investigate murders.
When a criminal murders someone, this is an example of homicide.
The police department that investigates a murder is an example of homicide.
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The killing of a human excused by the law as appropriate or necessary; for example, in self-defense.
Webster's New World Law
The killing of another by operation of a motor vehicle; generally the driver’s acts must be more than just negligent; for example, in a motor vehicle accident arising from the intoxication of the driver, where another is killed.
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Other Word Forms of Homicide

Noun

Singular:
homicide
Plural:
homicides

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.

    From Wiktionary

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