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Definition of "homicide" []

  • The killing of one person by another. (noun)
  • A person who kills another person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "homicide" in a sentence
  • "These are the words Carroll Ann Ellis uses to open the biweekly meeting of the homicide support group in Fairfax County, Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. The term homicide survivor may appear, at first, tobe an oxymoron; by definition of the crime, the victim does not survive."
  • "But the guidelines emphasize that the term "homicide" is neutral."
  • ""The Office of the Chief M.dical Examiner uses the term homicide to mean a death at the hands of another," explained the M. E.'s attorney, Jacqueline Faherty."