Simple Definition of matricide
: the act of murdering your own mother
Full Definition of matricide
1 [Latin matricidium, from matr- + -cidium -cide] : murder of a mother by her son or daughter
2 [Latin matricida, from matr- + -cida -cide] : one that murders his or her mother
First Known Use of matricide
Legal Definition of matricide
1 : the murder of a mother by her son or daughter
2 [Latin matricida, from matr- + -cida killer] : a person who murders his or her mother
Origin of matricide
Latin matricidium, from matr- mater mother + -cidium killing
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