Etymology
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felo-de-se (n.)

in old law use, "one who commits the felony of suicide," whether deliberately or in maliciously attempting to kill another, Latin, literally "one guilty concerning himself." See felon.

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Definitions of felo-de-se

felo-de-se (n.)
a person who kills himself intentionally;
Synonyms: suicide
felo-de-se (n.)
an act of deliberate self destruction;
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