compassionate homicide


compassionate homicide
n.
Homicide based on compassionate or altruistic motives.
Example Citation:
"We have that rare act of homicide that was committed for caring and altruistic reasons. That is why, for want of a better term, this is called compassionate homicide."
— Margaret Somerville, quoted in David Roberts, "Latimer sentence sanctions euthanasia, ethicist says," The Globe and Mail
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