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The crime of killing and ways of killing

assassination

noun

the murder of a famous or important person, especially for political reasons

butchery

noun

the cruel and violent killing of a lot of people

contract

noun

an agreement by which someone is paid to kill another person

culpable homicide

noun

in Scottish, South African, or Indian law, the crime of killing someone illegally but without intending or planning to kill them

elimination

noun

the murder of someone who is considered to be a problem

euthanasia

noun

the practice of killing a very old or very ill person without causing them pain. When someone in this condition asks to be killed, the practice is called voluntary euthanasia.

foul play

noun

violence or criminal actions that cause someone’s death

fratricide

noun

the crime in which someone kills their own brother

genocide

noun

the murder of large numbers of people belonging to a particular race

hit

noun

a murder that a criminal does for someone else, usually for money

homicide

noun

the crime of killing someone

honour killing

noun

the murder of a woman by a male relative because he believes that she has damaged the family’s image

infanticide

noun

the crime of killing a baby or a very young child

killing

noun

an act in which someone is deliberately killed

manslaughter

noun

the crime of causing someone’s death illegally but without intending to

massacre

noun

the action of killing of a lot of people

matricide

noun

the crime of killing your mother

murder

noun

the crime of killing someone deliberately

parricide

noun

the murder of a parent or other close relative

patricide

noun

the crime of killing your father

regicide

noun

the act of killing a king

slaughter

noun

the violent killing of a large number of people

slaying

noun

an act of killing someone

strangulation

noun

the action of strangling a person or animal

war crime

noun

the crime of killing or harming people during a war for reasons that are not allowed by international laws about war

decapitation

noun

dismemberment

noun

electrocution

noun

extermination

noun

immolation

noun

lynching

noun

suffocation

noun

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