Infanticide

The killing of an infant under 12 months old by its mother. (Crimes against People)

infanticide

  1. a person who murders an infant
  2. murdering an infant

Infanticide

Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of children under the age of 12 months according to the Infanticide Act 1938 in the UK. Parental infanticide are more commonly done by fathers than mothers but vice versa for neonaticide. In many past societies, certain forms of infanticide were considered permissible. In some countries, ...
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infanticide

the *murder of a new-born infant, by or with the consent of the parents
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Infanticide

• (n.) One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant. • (n.) The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.
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infanticide

noun murdering an infant
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Infanticide

[zoology] In animals, infanticide involves the killing of young offspring by a mature animal of its own species, and is studied in zoology, specifically in the field of ethology. Ovicide is the analogous destruction of eggs. Although human infanticide has been widely studied, the practice has been observed in many other species throughout t...
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Infanticide

In·fan'ti·cide noun [ Latin infanticidium child murder; infans , -antis , child + caedere to kill: confer French infanticide . See Infant , and Homicide .] The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; chil...
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infanticide

In law, the killing of a child under 12 months old, and more generally, any killing of a newborn child. It is often seen as a method of population control, especially among hunter-gatherers and...
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infanticide

In law, the killing of a child under 12 months old, and more generally, any killing of a newborn child. It is often seen as a method of population control, especially among hunter-gatherers and nomadic societies where it may be impossible for a mother to carry around more than one small child and still perform the tasks necessary for survival. ...
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infanticide

infanticide (infăn'tusīd) [Lat.,=child murder], the putting to death of the newborn with the consent of the parent, family, or community. Infanticide often occurs among peoples whose food supply is insecure (e.g., the Chinese and the Eskimo). Female infanticide was common in some tra...
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Infanticide

Infanticide is the term for the murder of an infant, and the term is frequently extended to abortion, though in law the dead child must be proved to have been born alive.
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infanticide

infanticide, infanticidal 1. One who kills an infant. 2. The killing of infants; especially, the custom of killing new-born infants, which prevailed in primitive societies, and was common in the ancient world. 3. The crime of murdering an infant after its birth, perpetrated by or with the consent of its parents; especially, the mother. 4. The prac...
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infanticide

The killing of infants at birth or soon after. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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infanticide

the killing of the newborn. It has often been interpreted as a primitive method of birth control and a means of ridding a group of its weak and ... [5 related articles]
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Infanticide

The killing or murder of a small child (Infant).
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infanticide

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-fan′ti-sīd Definitions: 1. The killing of an infant. 2. One who murders an infant.
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infanticide

[n] - a person who murders an infant 2. [n] - murdering an infant
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