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Definition of "infanticide" []

  • The act of killing an infant. (noun)
  • The practice of killing newborn infants. (noun)
  • One who kills an infant. (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 "infanticide" in a sentence
  • "If infanticide is code for abortion, the moderate position is that it should be legal in many circumstances, but with more restrictions than there are now."
  • "Female infanticide is the practice of abandoning or killing female children in areas where male children are valued more."
  • "Italian police are investigating the case for “homicide” because infanticide is illegal in Italy."