forced suicide

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forced suicide


Definition A type of execution in which suicide is completed as an alternative to unacceptable options–e.g., torture, harm to one’s family, dishonour.

Examples, forced suicides

• Socrates–for corrupting Athens’ youth

• Erwin Rommel–for alleged participation in plot to kill Adolf Hitler

• Sati–widows in ancient India

• Samurai–Asano Naganori in Edo period, Japan

Synonym Involuntary suicide


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