infanticide noun definition in Types of crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Types of crime topic
1 [uncountable, countable] the crime of killing a baby; a person who is guilty of this crime These conditions lead to neglect, child abuse, and even infanticide. 2 [uncountable] (in some cultures) the practice of killing babies that are not wanted, for example because they are girls and not boys

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