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1[mass noun] The killing of one person by another.‘he was charged with homicide’[count noun] ‘knives account for a third of all homicides’
killing, murder, assassination, putting to death, doing to death, execution, dispatch, slaughter, massacre, genocideView synonyms
- ‘It didn't take long for the police to arrest her on the charges of double homicide.’
- ‘The availability of guns has played a critical role in the increase in juvenile suicide and homicide.’
- ‘He has only been charged with one homicide because that is all that North Carolina will allow.’
- ‘That is, those disposed to homicide may also be more disposed to suicide than the rest of the population.’
- ‘She lodged a criminal complaint and the doctor was eventually charged with unintentional homicide.’
- ‘The principal felonies were homicide, rape, theft, burglary, robbery and arson.’
- ‘The police still do not have any leads on the motive or the perpetrators of that homicide.’
- ‘Two other murders were recorded last weekend bringing the total homicides for 2004 to nine compared to three last year during the same period.’
- ‘He was charged with criminal homicide and is lodged in the county prison.’
- ‘Crimes such as assault, robbery, and homicide are dealt with routinely.’
- ‘Road accidents claim more lives in Punjab each year than all murders, homicides and fatal diseases put together.’
- ‘The pathological findings were equally consistent with homicide and suicide.’
- ‘Is this death a natural death, or an accidental death, or a death due to homicide or suicide?’
- ‘Men, on the other hand, had been sentenced to prison primarily for serious assault, drugs, homicide, and robbery.’
- ‘A person is nearly twice as likely to die by suicide than by homicide in the United States.’
- ‘The distinction between justifiable and unjustifiable homicide was not identical to our own.’
- ‘The offence of manslaughter generally covers all unlawful homicides which are not murder.’
- ‘The force deals with all crimes from homicide, violence and sexual offences to theft, fraud and drunk and disorderly behaviour.’
- ‘The judges agreed that failing to keep patients alive would be criminal homicide if it were in breach of a legal duty to act so as to sustain their life.’
- ‘He said gang-related homicides and kidnappings continued to provide a serious challenge.’
- 1.1The police department that deals with the crime of murder.‘a man from Homicide’
- ‘Officers from West Yorkshire's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team released the details after a massive breakthrough in the investigation.’
- ‘Operation Recall, led by West Yorkshire Police's newly formed Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, has already resulted in two men being charged.’
- ‘One of the five detained during the weekend was held in St Vincent on Friday by two local policemen, one from Homicide, the other a detective.’
- ‘It was 10:45 that morning when the only two cops with Homicide arrived at the scene of the crime.’
- ‘Det Supt Andy Brennan, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said the woman's injuries included a number of bruises to her body, and marks around her neck.’
- 1.2dated [count noun]A murderer.
- ‘An extraordinary 40 per cent of homicides cannot remember the moment of murder.’
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin homicidium, from homo, homin- man.
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