slaying

Definitions of slaying
  1. noun
    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    synonyms: execution, murder
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    examples:
    Alamo
    a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico
    Battle of the Little Bighorn
    a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
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    assassination
    murder of a public figure by surprise attack
    bloodshed, gore
    the shedding of blood resulting in murder
    contract killing
    a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
    parricide
    the murder of your own father or mother
    mariticide
    the murder of a husband by his wife
    fratricide
    the murder of your sibling
    uxoricide
    the murder of a wife by her husband
    filicide
    the murder of your own son or daughter
    elimination, liquidation
    the murder of a competitor
    butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
    lynching
    putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
    regicide
    the act of killing a king
    dry-gulching
    the act of killing from ambush
    hit
    a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
    infanticide
    murdering an infant
    shoot-down
    murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
    tyrannicide
    killing a tyrant
    thuggee
    murder and robbery by thugs
    matricide
    the murder of your mother
    patricide
    the murder of your father
    battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed
    indiscriminate slaughter
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    homicide
    the killing of a human being by another human being
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