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Jan. 2nd, 2019 | 07:45 am

spadassinicide (spad-uh-SI-ni-said) - n., the act of goading someone with weaker swordsmanship into initiating a duel and then killing them; someone who does this.

A way of committing, in places and times where duels are permitted, a legal murder. I'd accuse the internet of making this up, but there are citations to Rafael Sabatini. The root of the coinage is Italian spadaccino, swordsman.

A duel
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from: med_cat
date: Jan. 4th, 2019 10:38 pm (UTC)

...A very interesting word...

One of those, "there's a word for that?!", I think...

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from: prettygoodword
date: Jan. 4th, 2019 10:55 pm (UTC)

I've met the act and the person who does it, in fiction and history, but had no word to describe it.

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