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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honor killing(noun)

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

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  1. Honor killing

    An honor killing, or honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family or community. The perceived dishonor is normally the result of one of the following behaviors, or the suspicion of such behaviors: dressing in a manner unacceptable to the family or community, wanting to terminate or prevent an arranged marriage or desiring to marry by own choice, especially if to a member of a social group deemed inappropriate, engaging in heterosexual acts outside marriage and engaging in homosexual acts. Honor killings have been labeled as a form of gender apartheid. The United Nations estimate for the number of honor killings in the world is 5000 per year. Many women's groups in the Middle East and Southwest Asia suspect that more than 20,000 women are honor killed in the world each year.

How to pronounce honor killing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say honor killing in sign language?

  1. honorkilling

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honor killing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honor killing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of honor killing in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif:

    Such a barbaric act is not only un-Islamic but also inhuman, it is not honor killing, its just plain murder.

  2. Punjab Police spokeswoman Nabeela Ghazanfar:

    Her father Azeem informed the police that his son Waseem has strangled Qandeel, apparently, it is honor killing but further investigations would reveal the real motives behind this murder.

  3. Punjab Police spokeswoman Nabeela Ghazanfar:

    Her father Azeem informed the police that his son Waseem has strangled Qandeel, apparently, it is an honor killing but further investigations will reveal the real motives behind this murder.

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