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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homicide  \Hom"i*cide\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  homicidium  fr  homicida  a 
  man  slayer;  homo  man  +  caedere  to  cut,  kill.  See  {Homage}, 
  and  cf  {Concise},  {Shed},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  killing  of  one  human  being  by  another. 
 
  Note:  Homicide  is  of  three  kinds:  justifiable,  as  when  the 
  killing  is  performed  in  the  exercise  of  a  right  or 
  performance  of  a  duty;  excusable,  as  when  done 
  although  not  as  duty  or  right  yet  without  culpable  or 
  criminal  intent;  and  felonious,  or  involving  what  the 
  law  terms  malice;  the  latter  may  be  either  manslaughter 
  or  murder.  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  One  who  kills  another;  a  manslayer.  --Chaucer.  Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homicide 
  n  :  unlawful  premeditated  killing  of  a  human  being  [syn:  {murder}, 
  {slaying}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HOMICIDE,  n.  The  slaying  of  one  human  being  by  another.  There  are 
  four  kinds  of  homocide:  felonious,  excusable,  justifiable,  and 
  praiseworthy,  but  it  makes  no  great  difference  to  the  person  slain 
  whether  he  fell  by  one  kind  or  another  --  the  classification  is  for 
  advantage  of  the  lawyers. 
 
 




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