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Standard Definition

[n] the act of killing yourself
[n] a person who kills himself intentionally


felo-de-se - (4 syllables), self-annihilation - (6 syllables), self-destruction - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Su"i*cide\, n. [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. {So}, adv., {Homicide}.]
1. The act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.
2. One guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se.
3. Ruin of one's own interests. ``Intestine war, which may be justly called political suicide.'' --V. Knox.