slaying

Definitions of slaying
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n unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

Synonyms:
execution, murder
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
Types:
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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
Type of:
homicide
the killing of a human being by another human being

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