in·fan·ti·cide /in-'fan-tə-ˌsīd/ n: the killing of a newly or recently born child

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Killing a baby soon after birth.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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  • Infanticide — • Child murder; the killing of an infant before or after birth Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Infanticide     Infanticide     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • infanticide — 1. (in fan ti si d ) s. m. Meurtre d un enfant, et, particulièrement, d un enfant nouveau né, et, plus particulièrement, d un enfant nouveau né, par la mère qui vient de le mettre au monde. Cette fille est accusée d infanticide. HISTORIQUE… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Infanticide — In*fan ti*cide, n. [L. infanticida: cf. F. infanticide.] One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infanticide — In*fan ti*cide, n. [L. infanticidium child murder; infans, antis, child + caedere to kill: cf. F. infanticide. See {Infant}, and {Homicide}.] The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infanticide — INFANTICIDE: Ne se commet que dans le peuple …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • infanticide — 1650s, the killing of infants; 1670s, one who kills an infant, from INFANT (Cf. infant) + CIDE (Cf. cide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • infanticide — ► NOUN ▪ the killing of an infant. DERIVATIVES infanticidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • infanticide — [in fan′tə sīd΄] n. [Fr < LL infanticidium < infanticidia, one who kills an infant: see INFANT & CIDE] 1. the murder of a baby 2. [Fr < LL infanticida] a person guilty of this …   English World dictionary

  • Infanticide — Le terme infanticide appartient au vocabulaire juridique et désigne à la fois le meurtre d un enfant, particulièrement d un nouveau né, et l auteur d un tel acte. Par extension, on parle également d infanticide en zoologie pour désigner la même… …   Wikipédia en Français

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