infanticide infanticide  /ɪn ˈfæn tə ˌsaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who murders an infant
  2. (n) murdering an infant

Usage(s):

  1. For India's langur monkeys, infanticide works In his classic work On Aggression, Nobel Laureate Konrad Lorenz argued that man is the only species that regularly kills.
  2. Horror stories emerged about forced late-term abortions and infanticide--girls were often abandoned by parents who wished instead for a boy.
  3. For millions of vegetarians, beef is a four-letter word; veal summons charnel visions of infanticide.

News

  1. Infanticide: The Old Barbarism is New Again

    Earlier this year the word "infanticide" wormed its way into the national consciousness. A video surfaced of Planned Parenthood spokesperson Lisa Snow advocating for infanticide.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  2. The ultra-violent origins of monogamy

    Male infanticide may play a role
    on July 31, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. Why are some mammals monogamous? Two definitive studies not so definitive.

    One says some mammals are monogamous to prevent infanticide. The other says they are monogamous because females are spread too widely for males to have multiple mates.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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Quotes

  1. Abortion opponents argue that the name aptly describes "a rarely used and gruesome late-term abortion procedure that resembles infanticide," as the Bush administration said in its legal filings.
    on Nov 5, 2006 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  2. Tancredo, a Colorado congressman, called the procedure at issue a "barbaric practice of infanticide" and termed Roe v. Wade a "moral and intellectual travesty."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: Forbes

  3. "History has proven that the crowd is not often very wise," Keen writes. "After all, many unwise ideas - slavery, infanticide, George W. Bush's war in Iraq, Britney Spears - have been extremely popular with the crowd. This is why the arbiters...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Andrew Keen Source: Toronto Star

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