compassionate homicide
n. Homicide based on compassionate or altruistic motives.

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"We have that rare act of homicide that was committed for caring and altruistic reasons. That is why, for want of a better term, this is called compassionate homicide."
—Margaret Somerville, quoted in David Roberts, "Latimer sentence sanctions euthanasia, ethicist says," The Globe and Mail

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