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HONOR KILLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does honor killing mean? 

HONOR KILLING (noun)
  The noun HONOR KILLING has 1 sense:

1. an ancient Muslim tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image

  Familiarity information: HONOR KILLING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HONOR KILLING (noun)


Sense 1honor killing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ancient Muslim tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("honor killing" is a kind of...):

homicide (the killing of a human being by another human being)


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