List of types of killing
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Killing of self
- Suicide – intentional killing of self.
- Autocide – suicide by automobile.
- Medicide – a suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.
- Murder-suicide – a suicide committed immediately after one or more murders.
- Self-immolation – suicide by setting oneself on fire, a form of extreme protest.
- Suicide by cop – acting in a threatening manner so as to provoke a lethal response from law enforcement.
- Autoerotic asphyxiation - suicide by accidental self suffocation for sexual arousal.
Killing of family
- Avunculicide – the act of killing an uncle.
- Familicide - is a multiple-victim homicide where a killer's spouse and children are slain.(Familia being Latin for family)
- Filicide – the act of a parent killing his or her son or daughter. (Filius being Latin for son)
- Fratricide – the act of killing a brother, also in military context death by friendly fire. (Frater being Latin for brother)
- Geronticide – the abandonment of the elderly to die, commit suicide or be killed. See also Senicide.
- Honour killing – the act of killing a family member who has or was perceived to have brought disgrace to the family.
- Infanticide – the act of killing a child within the first year of its life.
- Mariticide - the act of killing one's husband.
- Matricide – the act of killing one's mother. (Mater being Latin for mother)
- Neonaticide - the act of killing an infant within the first twenty-four hours or month (varies by individual and jurisdiction) of its life.
- Nepoticide - the act of killing one's nephew
- Parricide – (also parenticide) the killing of one's mother or father or other close relative.
- Patricide – the act of killing of one's father. (Pater being Latin for father)
- Prolicide – the act of killing one's own children.
- Senicide – the killing of one's elderly family members when they can no longer work or become a burden. (Senex being Latin for old man)
- Siblicide – the killing of an infant individual by its close relatives (full or half siblings)
- Sororicide – the act of killing one's sister.(Soror being Latin for sister)
- Uxoricide – the act of killing one's wife (Uxor being Latin for wife)
Killing of others
- Amicicide – the act of killing a friend. ("Amicus" being Latin for friend)
- Androcide - the systematic killing of men.
- Capital punishment – the judicial killing of a human being for odious crimes.
- Democide - the murder of any person or people by a government.
- Ecocide - the destruction of the natural environment by such activity as war, overexploitation of resources, or pollution.
- Euthanasia (also mercy killing) – the killing of any being for compassionate reasons, e.g., significant injury or disease.
- Familiaricide in commutatione eius possessio - the act of killing a family for their property and/or possessions (From "familiaris" being Latin for of a household,"in commutatione eius" being Latin for in exchange for, and "possessio" being Latin for a possession or property)
- Femicide (also gynecide, gynaecide, or gynocide) – the systematic killing of women.
- Feticide - the act of killing a fetus.
- Gendercide - the systematic killing of members of a specific sex, either males or females.
- Genocide – the systematic extermination of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.
- Homicide – the act of killing of a person. ("Homo" being Latin for man)
- Human sacrifice – the killing of a human for sacrificial, often religious, reasons.
- Murder - the malicious and unlawful killing of a human by another human.
- Manslaughter - Murder, but under legally mitigating factors.
- Omnicide – the act of killing all humans, to create intentional extinction of the human species. ("Omni" meaning all)
- Populicide – the slaughter of the people.
- Xenocide - The genocide of an entire alien species. Often used in science fiction, one famous example being the novel "Xenocide" by Orson Scott Card.
Killing of superiors
- Deicide – the act of killing a god or divine being
- Dominicide – the act of killing one's master. (Latin: dominus means "master")
- Episcopicide – the act of killing a bishop.
- Giganticide – the act of killing a giant.
- Papicide - the act of killing the Pope.
- Regicide – the act of killing a king (Latin: rex, Gen. regis means "king")
- Tyrannicide – the act of killing a tyrant.
- Vaticide – the act of killing a prophet.
Killing of intangibles
- Chronocide – the killing of time (informal)
- Famacide – the killing of another's reputation, a slander.
- Liberticide – the destruction of liberties.
- Urbicide – the destruction of a city or the stifling of an urbanisation. ("Urbs" being Latin for city)
- Linguicide – intentionally causing the death of a language
Killing of animals, disease, and pests
- Algaecide – a chemical agent that kills algae
- Acaricide – a chemical agent that kills mites.
- Avicide – a chemical agent that kills birds
- Bactericide – a chemical agent that kills bacteria.
- Biocide - a chemical agent that kills a broad spectrum of living organisms.
- Canicide - the killing of dogs. (Canis being Latin for dog)
- Cervicide – the killing of deer.
- Ceticide – the killing of whales.
- Culicide – a chemical agent that kills mosquitos.
- Felicide – the killing of cats
- Fungicide - chemical agents or biological organisms used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores.
- Germicide - an agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant
- Gonocide (also gonococcicide) – an agent that kills the bacterium causing gonorrhea
- Herbicide - an agent that kills unwanted plants, a weed killer.
- Insecticide – an agent that kills unwanted insects.
- Larvicide (also larvacide) - an insecticide targeted against the larval life stage of an insect.
- Lupicide – The killing of wolves.
- Microbicide – an agent used to kill or reduce the infectiousness of microorganisms.
- Muscicide – an agent that kills flies.
- Nemacide (also nematicide, nematocide) – a chemical to eradicate or kill nematodes.
- Ovacide – an agent that kills eggs of an organism particular a pest i.e. lice eggs.
- Parasiticide – a general term to describe an agent used to destroy parasites.
- Pediculicide – an agent that kills head lice.
- Pesticide – a general term to describe an agent used to destroy or repel a pest.
- Pulicicide (also pulicide) – an agent that kills fleas.
- Raticide – an agent for killing rats.
- Scabicide – a chemical agent for killing scabies.
- Spermicide – a contraceptive agent to render sperm inert and prevent fertilization.
- Tauricide – the killing of bulls or steers.
- Teniacide (also taeniacide, tenicide)– a chemical agent that kills tape worms.
- Vermicide - an agent used to kill parasitic intestinal worms.
- Vespacide – a chemical agent that kills wasps.
- Virucide (also viricide) - an agent capable of destroying or inhibiting viruses.
- Vulpicide (also vulpecide)- the killing of a fox by methods other than by hunting it with hounds.
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