What does the word infanticide mean?

    Part of speech: adjective


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Child murder, or one who commits it.

Usage examples for infanticide

  1. The women of the tribe, well aware that they will be poor should their husbands die, and that then they will have to provide for their children by their own exertions, do not care to have many children, and infanticide, both before and after birth, prevails to a great extent. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  2. Infanticide, or, in other words, the destruction of infants, says the Rev. – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  3. And the history of infanticide among the finest modern nations is such as to make one reluctant to throw stones, and even doubtful in which direction to throw them. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray