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patricide

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noun pat·ri·cide \ˈpa-trə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of patricide

  • : the act of murdering your own father

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of patricide

  1. 1 [Latin patricida, from patr- + -cida -cide] :  one who murders his or her own father

  2. 2 [Late Latin patricidium, from Latin patr- + -cidium -cide] :  the murder of one's own father

patricidal play \ˌpa-trə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

1593

First Known Use of patricide

1593


Medical Dictionary

patricide

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noun pat·ri·cide \ˈpa-trə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of patricide

  1. :  murder of a father by his son or daughter




Law Dictionary

patricide

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noun pat·ri·cide \ˈpa-trə-ˌsīd\

Legal Definition of patricide

  1. 1 :  an individual who murders his or her father

  2. 2 :  the murder of an individual's own father



Origin of patricide

Latin patricida, from patr- pater father + -cida killer


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "patricide"


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