Definition of homicide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒmɪsaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːmɪsaɪd//
[countable, uncountable] (especially North American English, law) Types of crime
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the crime of killing somebody deliberately synonym murder The jury reached a verdict of justifiable homicide. He has been arrested on homicide and assault charges. compare culpable homicide, manslaughter See related entries: Types of crime Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin homicidium, from homo, homin- ‘man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homicide