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EtymologyEdit

1595, self- +‎ slaughter, possibly taken as a shortening of the phrase against self-slaughter (slaughter against oneself). Compare Old English seolfcwalu (suicide), Old English āgenslaga (suicide).

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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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