honor killing [on-er kil-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the killing of a relative, especially a female relative, as retribution for the perceived dishonoring of the family, as dictated or sanctioned by some cultures and religions.
Origin of honor killing First recorded in 1925–30 Examples from the Web for honor killing Contemporary Examples of honor killing
Phyllis Chesler makes detailed comparisons that highlight the differences between honor-killing and domestic violence.
February 22, 2009