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



BrE BrE//ʌkˈsɔːrɪsaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌkˈsɔːrɪsaɪd//
[uncountable, countable](law)
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the crime of killing your wife; a man who is guilty of this crime Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin uxor ‘wife’ + -cide.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: uxoricide