Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.

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  • noun law One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
  • noun an act of deliberate self destruction

Etymologies

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Latin felo, English felon + de of, concerning + se self.

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