Definition of Infanticide. Meaning of Infanticide. Synonyms of Infanticide

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Definition of Infanticide

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

Meaning of Infanticide from wikipedia

- Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Parental infanticide researchers have found that mothers are far more likely than...
- In animals, infanticide involves the killing of young offspring by a mature animal of the same species, and is studied in zoology, specifically in the...
- Infanticide in non-human primates occurs when an individual kills its own or another individual's dependent young. Five hypotheses have been proposed...
- Female infanticide in India has a history spanning centuries. Poverty, the dowry system, births to unmarried women, deformed infants, famine, lack of...
- "Infanticide" is the term used for the termination of a neonate after it has been born, and in zoology this often applies to the termination and/or consumption...
- The Infanticide Act is the name of two Acts introduced into English Law that started treating the killing of an infant child by its mother during the...
- Female infanticide is the deliberate killing of newborn female children. In countries with a history of female infanticide, the modern practice of ****-selective...
- The Infanticide Act 1938 (1 & 2 Geo 6 c 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It creates the offence of infanticide for England and Wales...
- Infanticide is the term given to the killing of a neonate after birth. In zoology, this commonly refers to the killing and in some cases consumption of...
- Main article: Infanticide Early infanticidal childrearing is a term used in the study of psychohistory that refers to infanticide in paleolithic, pre-historical...