Definitions

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  • n. The murder of an entire family by a family member.
  • n. The murder of an entire family by a family member, followed by suicide.
  • n. The person who perpetrates a familicide.

Etymologies

familias or family + -cide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Psychologists, sociologists and criminologists can only provide general descriptions of personality traits that often emerge in cases of what is called familicide or family annihilation.

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  • Every day, another 'familicide', as they're calling them.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • A separate group of researchers is currently compiling the results of a 10-year study on familicide that has unsettling implications.

    Inside the Minds of Family Annihilators

  • You know, there ` s even a name for it now, familicide (ph), that ` s when a spouse and children are killed or a group of close relatives are wiped out all at once just as happened in this case.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2010

  • Proprietariness tidily explains the relatively high representation of women among filicide-suicides as compared to familicide-suicides and spousal homicide-suicides; women would be expected to feel proprietary toward their children, but much less so toward their husbands.

    Mental Nurse

  • Proprietariness is the explanation that Daly & Wilson [7] propose to explain the enormous overrepresentation of men as perpetrators of spousal homicide-suicide and familicide-suicide as compared to women.

    Mental Nurse

  • Although familicide is rare, the Parente case nonetheless sheds light on another hard truth.

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  • MICHAEL WELNER, MD. FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST: It's called familicide.

    CNN Transcript Jan 24, 2003

  • "But the warning sign is when these familicide cases begin to cluster.

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