Homicide (Latin: homicidium, Latin: homo human being + Latin: caedere to cut, kill) is the act of a human killing another human. Murder, for example, is a type of homicide. It can also describe a person who has committed such an act, though this use is rare in modern English. Homicide is not always a punishable act under criminal law, and is different from murder from a formal legal point of view.
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“Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicidethat is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its lifeare alike forbidden.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)