Homicidal vs Homicide - What's the difference?

homicidal | homicide |

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.

homicidal

English

Adjective

(head)
  • Of or pertaining to homicide, and particularly to one who commits such a crime as with a homicidal maniac .
  • homicide

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia homicide) (en noun)
  • (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?”
    “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.”
  • * 2003 , Ellen Perry Berkeley, Keith's People (ISBN 1930859449), page 58:
  • We don't even know the woman was a homicide . Didn't they say it was possible they both jumped?
  • * 2004 , Jon Talton, Dry Heat (ISBN 0312333854), page 40:
  • 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 .

    Synonyms

    * (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

    Derived terms

    * homicidal * culpable homicide

    See also

    * filicide * familicide * feticide * fratricide * genocide * infanticide * mariticide * matricide * parricide * patricide * populicide * prolicide * regicide * sororicide * suicide * unlawful death * uxoricide ----