Etymology
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filicide (n.)

1660s, "action of killing a son or daughter," from Latin filius/filia "son/daughter" (see filial) + -cide "a killing." Meaning "one who kills a son or daughter" is from 1823. Related: Filicidal.

updated on September 19, 2017

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Definitions of filicide from WordNet

filicide (n.)
a parent who murders his own son or daughter;
filicide (n.)
the murder of your own son or daughter;
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