self-slaughter

See also: selfslaughter

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EtymologyEdit

1595, self- +‎ slaughter.

NounEdit

self-slaughter (countable and uncountable, plural self-slaughters)

  1. The slaughter or slaying of oneself; suicide.
    Against self-slaughter, There is a prohibition so divine, That cravens my weak hand. --Shak., Cymbeline

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