euthanasia

(noun) The intentional and typically painless killing an individual or animal to end suffering.

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Usage Notes:

  • Also called mercy killing.

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Works Consulted

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Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Euthanasia

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “euthanasia.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/euthanasia/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

euthanasia. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/euthanasia/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “euthanasia.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/euthanasia/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“euthanasia.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/euthanasia/>.