murder by suicide

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NounEdit

murder by suicide (plural murders by suicide)

  1. An act in which an individual kills one or more other persons before, or at the same time as, killing himself or herself.
    • 1964, Garrett Green, A Kingdom Not of this World[1], page 13:
      In terms of Christian ethics, however, Kaliayev's "sacrificial" death may be merely another crime— a justification of murder by suicide. Camus even acknowledges that suicide is part of the ethic of the Russian terrorists.
    • 2004, Michael Myslobodsky, The Fallacy of Mother's Wisdom: A Critical Perspective on Health Psychology[2], page 201:
      Although considered to be a product of the punitive and domineering authority of Wahhabi Islam, murder by suicide was known in Europe.
    • 2006, Haim Harari, View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror And Reason in the Middle East[3], page 33:
      We may arrange for the best airport security in the world, but if you want to commit murder by suicide, you don't have to board a plane to explode yourself and kill many people.

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Last modified on 3 January 2013, at 07:24