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Definition of "mariticide" []

  • The act of killing one's spouse, especially the murder of a husband by his wife. (noun)
  • A woman who has killed her husband. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mariticide" in a sentence
  • "Aeschylus’s trilogy of tragedies tells of Clytemnestra’s mariticide of Agamemmnon, and of Orestes’s matricide of Clytemnestra, presenting these as torturae for the tragic protagonists — revenges that “must happen” and killings of kin that “must not happen”."