ritual killing

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Synonyms for ritual killing

the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

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Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East: Offering and Ritual Killing. In Sacred Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East, ed.
"It is ritual killing, and it's very systematic," Verano said.
Let them find evidence that will prove someone's guilt before attacking fellow residents and accusing them of ritual killings with no evidence to show,' he added.
There are many observers that believe the problem of ritual killing and kidnapping for this end in modern time cannot be disconnected from the ATR's rituals (Igwe 2004; Smith 2001).
Patrick Gregory (New York: Continuum, 2005), 98; Burkert's "The Problem of Ritual Killing," in Violent Origins: Ritual Killing and Cultural Formations (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1987), 151; Rappaport's Ecology, Meaning, and Religion (Richmond, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1979), 174; and Grimes's Research in Ritual Studies (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press and the American Theological Library Association, 1985).
He said he then wrote the words on the wall "to draw suspicion away from himself and portray it as a ritual killing", the regional Interior Ministry said.
He said: "Among the files released through WikiLeaks were the Afghan War Diaries which showed the day-to-day ritual killing and torture that has been going on in Afghanistan for years.
The ritual killing and burial of animals; European perspectives.
Journalists Rick Egan and Matthew LaPlante felt they had to tell the story of the ritual killing of mingi, or "cursed," children in Ethiopia.
during ritual killing than while being killed after stunning in an
It is thought he was the victim of a suspected voodoo-style poisoning and ritual killing in 2001 after his Nigerian parents abandoned him in Germany.
A MUM has been arrested after a four-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in a ritual killing at her flat.
Since these have paralytic and hallucinogenic properties, Klaus suggests that the drug might have been given to the victims before the ritual killing began.
He supposedly drew ideas from Double Bones, but in Double Bones it's a satanic, ritual killing.
And like their adult counterparts, the boys end the fight with a ritual killing of the bull.