Homicidal vs Homicide - What's the difference?
Homicidal is a derived term of homicide.
As a adjective homicidal
is of or pertaining to homicide, and particularly to one who commits such a crime as with a homicidal maniac
As a noun homicide is
(uncountable) the killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
Of or pertaining to homicide, and particularly to one who commits such a crime as with a homicidal maniac .
(uncountable) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
(countable) A person who kills another.
(countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
* 1996 , A J Holt, Watch Me [http://print.google.com/print?id=AeiWDMxtf70C&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146&sig=58bpIF6WRwzfzHU-U8U9ZrEbME0]:
- “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
* 2003 , Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People (ISBN 1930859449), page 58:
- “As hard as anyone else,” said Goddard. There was an irritated note in his voice. “She was a homicide'. She got what every ' homicide investigation gets.”
* 2004 , Jon Talton, Dry Heat (ISBN 0312333854), page 40:
- We don't even know the woman was a homicide . Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped?
- The medical examiner was behind on autopsies and cranky, so we didn't even know if the old guy in the pool was a homicide .
* (unlawful killing of a person by another) assassination, killing, first-degree murder (US; intentional''), manslaughter (''unintentional''), murder (''intentional''), second-degree murder (''US; unintentional )
* (person who unlawfully kills another person) assassin, killer, man-slayer, murderer
* (victim of homicide) murder victim
* culpable homicide
* unlawful death