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Mercy Killing

Definition of the noun mercy killing

What does mercy killing mean as a name of something?


  1. the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

Alternative definition of the noun mercy killing


  1. See Euthanasia.


  1. "Mercy Killing" is a musical album of Konrad Lenz.
  2. "Mercy Killing" is a composition.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ethics (2008)

by Harry J. Gensler, Earl W. Spurgin

MERCY KILLING. See EUTHANASIA. METAETHICS. See ETHICS: METAETHICS. METAPHYSICS. The study of the nature of reality. Views about metaphysics strongly influence ethical theories. Consider the issue of materialism : Is physical ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia

However, active mercy killing remains the deliberate, direct and positive killing of the sick, dying, chronically ill and disabled, precisely because they suffer from these conditions. Were these people not in this condition, they would not be ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

mercy killing euthanasie (f) eutanasia (f) Gnadentod (m) to kill 3338. 3339 ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

blessing, charity, clemency, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, goodwill, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, lenity, pity, ruth, sympathy, tenderness, tolerance mercy killing: euthanasia mere: absolute, bare, boundary, entire, insignificant, ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Judaism (2013)

by Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

EUTHANASIA Mercy killing. Judaism teaches that life is a blessing from *God and hastening death is the equivalent of bloodshed. The *Shulhan Arukh teaches that a dying person has the same rights as a living person and 'it is forbidden to ...

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