parricide


par·ri·cide

noun \ˈpa-rə-ˌsīd\

Definition of PARRICIDE

1
[Latin parricida killer of a close relative, from parri- (perhaps akin to Greek pēos kinsman by marriage) + -cida -cide] :  one that murders his or her father, mother, or a close relative
2
[Latin parricidium murder of a close relative, from parri- + -cidium -cide] :  the act of a parricide

First Known Use of PARRICIDE

1554

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