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homicide

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːməsaɪd; ˈhɒmɪsaɪd/

Translation of homicide in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (crime, act) homicidio (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [investigation] de un homicidio; [trial] por homicidio
    Example sentences
    • The principal felonies were homicide, rape, theft, burglary, robbery and arson.
    • He was charged with criminal homicide and is lodged in the county prison.
    • Men, on the other hand, had been sentenced to prison primarily for serious assault, drugs, homicide, and robbery.
    1.2 countable/numerable (murderer) [formal] homicida (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • An extraordinary 40 per cent of homicides cannot remember the moment of murder.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (police squad) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], homicidios (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Det Supt Andy Brennan, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said the woman's injuries included a number of bruises to her body, and marks around her neck.
    • Operation Recall, led by West Yorkshire Police's newly formed Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, has already resulted in two men being charged.
    • One of the five detained during the weekend was held in St Vincent on Friday by two local policemen, one from Homicide, the other a detective.

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