Etymology
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cannibalism (n.)

"the eating of human flesh by human beings," 1796, from cannibal + -ism. Perhaps from French cannibalisme, which is attested from the same year.

updated on September 27, 2017

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Definitions of cannibalism from WordNet

cannibalism (n.)
the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind;
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