Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The crime of destroying one's offspring, either before or after birth; feticide or infanticide.

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

  • noun The crime of destroying one's offspring, either in the womb or after birth.

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

  • noun The crime of destroying one's offspring, either in the womb or after birth.

Etymologies

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Latin proles offspring + caedere to kill.

Examples

  • Screams of, "I DON'T WANT TO WASH MY FACE!!!!" accompanied fits and a thrashing about of the upper body so vigorous that any casual bystander could easily fear it was a dramatic prolicide.

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