From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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homicidehom‧i‧cide /ˈhɒmɪsaɪd $ ˈhɑː-/ ●○○ noun 1 [countable, uncountable] especially American EnglishKILL the crime of murdermanslaughtersee thesaurus at crime2 [uncountable] American EnglishSCP the police department that deals with murders
Examples from the Corpus
homicideThey've got a homicide at Royal Oak.A newspaper article criticized his handling of a homicide caseLike no other manner of death, homicide leaves survivors feeling profoundly violated.In proportion to their numbers young ghetto males commit seven times more homicides and 30 percent more suicides than young white males.70 per cent of homicides take place within the family.But this was not a circumstance of homicide.Less than one percent of homicides recorded nationwide last year fell into this category, McCrary said.The three middle chapters each consider individual crimes: cattle stealing, homicide and riot.But in Youngstown, the homicide rate went down.As yet no evidence has been found to suggest that this death was homicide.
Origin homicide (1200-1300) French Latin homicidium, from homo man + caedere to kill