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Topic: POLICE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: French
Origin: Latin homicidium, from homo 'man' + caedere 'to kill'

homicide

noun
     
hom‧i‧cide
1 [uncountable and countable] especially American English the crime of murder [↪ manslaughter]
2 [uncountable] American EnglishSCP the police department that deals with murders
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