Definition of honor killing in English:

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honor killing

noun

In certain cultures, the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonor on the family.
Example sentences
  • Forced marriage is very often at the heart of honour crime, according to the head of a national review of honour killing in Britain.
  • Queensland detectives want to question controversial author Norma Khouri over her claims a Jordanian woman was a victim of an honour killing.
  • Her parents were arrested over the death amid speculation that Shafilea was the victim of an honour killing.

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Syllabification: hon·or kill·ing

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