hom·i·cide (hŏmĭ-sīd′, hōmĭ-)
1. The killing of one person by another, regardless of intention or legality.
2. A person who kills another person.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin homicīdium and homicīda : homō, man; see dhghem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]
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