ho·mi·cide /'hä-mə-ˌsīd, 'hō-/ n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill]
1: a person who kills another
2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder
criminal homicide: homicide committed by a person with a criminal state of mind (as intentionally, with premeditation, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence)
deliberate homicide: homicide caused purposely and knowingly
— used in Montana
excusable homicide: homicide that is committed by accident or misfortune by a person doing a lawful act by lawful means with usual and ordinary caution and without any unlawful intent and that is excused under the law with no criminal punishment imposed; also: justifiable homicide in this entry
felonious homicide: homicide committed without justification
homicide by misadventure: homicide that occurs as the result of an accident caused by a person doing a lawful act with no unlawful intent
justifiable homicide: homicide that is committed in self-defense, in defense of another and esp. a member of one's family or sometimes in defense of a residence, in preventing a felony esp. involving great bodily harm, or in performing a legal duty and that is justified under the law with no criminal punishment imposed; also: excusable homicide in this entry
negligent homicide: homicide caused by a person's criminally negligent act
reckless homicide: homicide caused by a person's reckless acts
◇ In Illinois, involuntary manslaughter committed by use of a motor vehicle is called reckless homicide.
ve·hic·u·lar homicide /vē-'hi-kyə-lər-/: homicide committed by the use of a vehicle (as an automobile or boat)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun annihilation, assassination, butchery, caecies, capital crime, capital murder, carnage, crime, destruction of life, elimination, extermination, felony, felony murder, killing, liquidation, manslaughter, massacre, murder, removal, slaughter, slaying, termination of life, violent death associated concepts: assault with intent to murder, corpus delicti, criminally negligent homicide, culpable homicide, excusable homicide, felonious homicide, felony murder, infanticide, involuntary manslaughter, justifiable homicide, manslaughter, premeditated homicide, voluntary homicide foreign phrases:
- Malhemium est homicidium inchoatum. — Mayhem is unfinished homicide
II index aberemurder, assassination, dispatch (act of putting to death), killing, manslaughter, murder

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The killing of one human being by another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

in the criminal law of England, a generic term for the killing of one human being by another. It can be lawful or unlawful, the main divisions of unlawful killing in English law being between murder and manslaughter.
In the criminal law of Scotland, an act that results in the death of a self-existent human being. It is not criminal if there is no mens rea whatsoever, as where someone is killed during a game of rugby played according to the rules. Nor is it criminal if justified, completely excusing the executioner and the soldier. Scots law recognises two degrees of homicide: murder and culpable homicide. See abortion.
The question has been raised in recent years, mainly as a result of tragic disasters, as to the extent to which gross carelessness by corporations can be brought home to those responsible for deaths. This is discussed as corporate manslaughter. It comes under the heading of manslaughter because corporations do not usually set out to kill with malice aforethought. In England the present state of the law is that evidence of a defendant's state of mind is not a prerequisite for conviction for manslaughter by gross negligence but a corporation cannot be convicted without evidence establishing the guilt of an identified human for the same crime. There is, however, a Law Commission Bill arguing for a wider doctrine based solely on the corporation's implementation of its own duties: Attorney General's reference No. 2 of 1999 [2000] TLR 138.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

The killing of one human being by the act or omission of another. The term applies to all such killings, whether criminal or not. Homicide is noncriminal in a number of situations, including deaths as the result of war and putting someone to death by the valid sentence of a court. Killing may also be legally justified or excused, as it is in cases of self-defense or when someone is killed by another person who is attempting to prevent a violent felony. Criminal homicide occurs when a person purposely, knowingly, recklessly, or with extreme negligence causes the death of another. Murder and manslaughter are examples of criminal homicide.
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The killing of a human being, committed by another.
@ justifiable homicide
The killing of a human excused by the law as appropriate or necessary; for example, in self-defense.
=>> homicide.
@ negligent homicide
The killing of another by an act of irresponsibility or lack of attention to duty, rather than by intentional act.
@ vehicular homicide
The killing of another by operation of a motor vehicle; generally the driver's acts must be more than just negligent; for example, in a motor vehicle accident arising from the intoxication of the driver, where another is killed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The killing of one human being by another human being.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The killing of one human being by another human being.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the killing of a human being due to the act or omission of another. Included among homicides are murder and manslaughter, but not all homicides are a crime, particularly when there is a lack of criminal intent. Non-criminal homicides include killing in self-defense, a misadventure like a hunting accident or automobile wreck without a violation of law like reckless driving, or legal (government) execution. Suicide is a homicide, but in most cases there is no one to prosecute if the suicide is successful. Assisting or attempting suicide can be a crime.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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