The murder of a wife by her husband

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  • Uxoricide — Ux*or i*cide, n. [L. uxor wife + caedere to kill.] [1913 Webster] 1. The murder of a wife by her husband. [1913 Webster] 2. One who murders his wife. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uxoricide — [yksɔʀisid] n. m. ÉTYM. 1531; du lat. uxor « épouse », et (i)cide. ❖ ♦ Didactique. I Meurtre de l épouse par le mari. II (1628 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • uxoricide — (n.) 1854, the murder of one s wife; 1860, one who kills his wife, from L. uxor wife (see UXORIOUS (Cf. uxorious)) + CIDE (Cf. cide). Related: Uxoricidal …   Etymology dictionary

  • uxoricide — [uk sôr′ə sīd΄, ukzôr′ə sīd΄] n. [< L uxor, wife (see UXORIOUS) + CIDE] 1. the murder of a wife by her husband 2. a man who murders his wife uxoricidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Uxoricide — Homicide Murder …   Wikipedia

  • uxoricide — noun Date: 1733 1. [Medieval Latin uxoricidium, from Latin uxor wife + i + cidium cide] murder of a wife by her husband 2. [Latin uxor + English i + cide] a man who murders his wife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uxoricide — uxoricidal, adj. /uk sawr euh suyd , sohr , ug zawr , zohr /, n. 1. the act of murdering one s wife. 2. a man who murders his wife. [1855 60; < L uxor wife + I + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • uxoricide —  The murder of a wife by her husband, and the man who commits such a crime …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • uxoricide — killing of one s own wife Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • uxoricide — n. murder of a wife; man who murders his wife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uxoricide — [ʌk sɔ:rɪsʌɪd] noun the killing of one s wife. ↘a man who kills his wife. Derivatives uxoricidal adjective Origin C19: from L. uxor wife + cide …   English new terms dictionary

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