self-destruction, taking one's own life, self-murder, self-slaughter, felo de seView synonyms
- ‘Nineteenth-century regulations as to the interment of those guilty of ‘felo de se’ were savagely punitive.’
- ‘If one kills oneself inadvertently while trying to kill another, one is also guilty of felo de se, because the intent was still to murder.’
- ‘Would it perhaps bore you if I explained my reasons for not excluding felo de se from that infinite list of acts which are now lawful?’
From Anglo-Latin, literally felon of himself; formerly a criminal act in the UK.