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mercy killing

Translation of mercy killing in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (practice) eutanasia (feminine) 1.2 countable/numerable (instance) acto (masculine) de eutanasia
    Example sentences
    • A legal test case has defined the limits within which doctors in the Netherlands, especially general practitioners, can agree to a patient's request for mercy killing.
    • He felt that doctors addressing genuine requests for mercy killing by their patients should not be turned into criminals.
    • In 2001 the Netherlands became the first country to legalise euthanasia, although doctors had been performing the so-called mercy killing of patients unofficially for some time.

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