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infanticide in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinfanticidein‧fan‧ti‧cide /ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SCCthe crime of killing a child
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infanticideInfanticide is a defence to murder, but it is more usual to charge infanticide in the first place.In some places, it meant maternal mortality and female infanticide.Was this a massive bribe to save Will from a charge of infanticide and possibly the gallows?It is obviously a premise that underpins the definition of infanticide.The Committee's solution was to persist with a separate offence of infanticide.Give or take a touch of infanticide.Sarah Hrdy proposed that silent ovulation helps prevent infanticide because neither the husband nor the lover knows if he has been cuckolded.Female promiscuity in monkeys and apes can be explained by the need to share paternity among many males to prevent infanticide.