Definitions for: Infanticide


[n] murdering an infant
[n] a person who murders an infant



Webster (1913) Definition: In*fan"ti*cide, n. [L. infanticidium child murder;
infans, -antis, child + caedere to kill: cf. F. infanticide.
See Infant, and Homicide.]
The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of
a newly born or young child; child murder.


In*fan"ti*cide, n. [L. infanticida: cf. F.
infanticide.]
One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an
infant.

See Also: execution, homicide, liquidator, manslayer, murder, murderer, slaying

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