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- n. A person who kills his or her own son, or more generally, child.
- n. The killing of one's own child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who kills his or her son or daughter.
- n. The killing of one's son or one's daughter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the murder of your own son or daughter
- n. a parent who murders his own son or daughter
And there ` s something called filicide which discusses a parent killing a child.
When a parent also takes his or her own life, the phenomenon is called filicide-suicide.
And in fact, there are statistics that show about 200 mothers engage in this filicide which is what we call murdering of the child.
But mothers, too, commit "filicide" for all kinds of motives dark and strange or sometimes banal.
REID: No, it wasn't this kind of filicide or mother killing her children.
At times, these internal or external stimuli affecting an animal's instinctive impulses result in cases of animal "filicide," "cannibalism" and "homosexuality."
Befides y to murder one's own reputation, is a kind of filicide,
"A jury must either convict a mother who has committed altruistic filicide with all the stigma and ramifications that come with the conviction or they must...cut her a break and find her insane despite the evidence to the contrary."
Ms. Jordan's team has asked a judge to let it proceed with an "altruistic filicide" defense against charges she fed her son, Jude, a fatal cocktail of pills in a $2,300-a-night Midtown hotel room in February 2010.
In court papers, lead prosecutor Kerry O'Connell has called the altruistic filicide defense "hollow" and an attempt "to execute an end-run" around the fact that Ms. Jordan couldn't satisfy the elements of other legally permissible homicide defenses, such as duress.
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