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  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • homicide, manslaughter, murder — Homicide, the killing of one human being by another, is a general term that includes manslaughter and murder. Homicide and manslaughter are synonyms in general use, although, in legal terms, manslaughter is referred to as the unlawful killing of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Homicide — • Signifies, in general, the killing of a human being. In practice, however, the word has come to mean the unjust taking away of human life, perpetrated by one distinct from the victim and acting in a private capacity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • HOMICIDE — The shedding of blood (shefikhut damim) is the primeval sin (Gen. 4:8) and throughout the centuries ranks in Jewish law as the gravest and most reprehensible of all offenses (cf. Maim. Guide, 3:41, and Yad, Roẓe aḥ 1:4); violence in Genesis 6:13… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • homicide — /hom euh suyd , hoh meuh /, n. 1. the killing of one human being by another. 2. a person who kills another; murderer. [1325 75; ME < MF < L homicidium a killing, homicida killer, equiv. to homi (comb. form of homo man) + cidium, cida CIDE] * * *… …   Universalium

  • homicide by misadventure — An accidental killing of a human being. 26 Am J1st Homi § 220. A killing by pure accident, that is, where a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of hurt, unfortunately kills another; as where a man is at work with a hatchet, and the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • justifiable homicide — see homicide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. justifiable homicide …   Law dictionary

  • Irregularity — • A canonical impediment directly impeding the reception of tonsure and Holy orders or preventing the exercise of orders already received Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Irregularity     Irregularity …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Murder in the Bible — Murder is an act that occurs on various occasions in the Bible. Biblical Definition Thou shalt not murder (Exo 20) is the sixth of the Ten Commandments. Murder here is a translation of the Hebrew רצח ( retzach ), a term for killing used in the… …   Wikipedia