Infanticide meaning

ĭn-făn'tĭ-sīd'
The act of killing an infant.
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The practice of killing newborn infants.
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One who kills an infant.
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The murder of a baby.
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The murder of an infant.
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The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.
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A person guilty of this.
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The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.
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(zoology) The killing of a young, immature animal by a mature adult of the same species.
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Origin of infanticide

  • Late Latin īnfanticīdium the killing of a child īnfanticīda killer of a child Latin īnfāns īnfant- infant infant Latin -cīdium -cīda -cide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From infant +‎ -cide.
    From Wiktionary