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The Devil's Dictionary: Homicide

by Ambrose Bierce
HOMOEOPATHY
HOMILETICS

HOMICIDE

-n.

The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another - the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.

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