Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who kills his or her son or daughter.
  • noun The killing of one's son or one's daughter.

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

  • noun The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who kills his or her own son, or more generally, child.
  • noun The killing of one's own child.

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

  • noun the murder of your own son or daughter
  • noun a parent who murders his own son or daughter

Etymologies

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Derived from Latin filius meaning "son" + English -cide

Examples

  • And there ` s something called filicide which discusses a parent killing a child.

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2009

  • When a parent also takes his or her own life, the phenomenon is called filicide-suicide.

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  • And in fact, there are statistics that show about 200 mothers engage in this filicide which is what we call murdering of the child.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2009

  • But mothers, too, commit "filicide" for all kinds of motives dark and strange or sometimes banal.

    Motherhood And Murder

  • REID: No, it wasn't this kind of filicide or mother killing her children.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2004

  • At times, these internal or external stimuli affecting an animal's instinctive impulses result in cases of animal "filicide," "cannibalism" and "homosexuality."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • At times, these internal or external stimuli affecting an animal's instinctive impulses result in cases of animal "filicide," "cannibalism" and "homosexuality."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • At times, these internal or external stimuli affecting an animal's instinctive impulses result in cases of animal "filicide," "cannibalism" and "homosexuality."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • At times, these internal or external stimuli affecting an animal's instinctive impulses result in cases of animal "filicide," "cannibalism" and "homosexuality."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Befides y to murder one's own reputation, is a kind of filicide,

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