femicide


noun

  1. the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise: The rate of femicide where there is drug trafficking is far greater than it is elsewhere.
  2. the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army.Compare genocide.
  3. a person who kills a woman: In certain countries, femicides appear to act with impunity.

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