noun \ˈfra-trə-ˌsīd\

: the crime of murdering your own brother or sister; also : a person who has committed this crime

Full Definition of FRATRICIDE

:  one that murders or kills his or her own brother or sister or an individual (as a countryman) having a relationship like that of a brother or sister
:  the act of a fratricide
frat·ri·cid·al \ˌfra-trə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective


in sense 1, from Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin fratricida, from fratr-, frater brother + -cida -cide; in sense 2, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin fratricidium, from fratr-, frater + -cidium -cide
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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