noun \ˈpa-trə-ˌsīd\

: the act of murdering your own father

Full Definition of PATRICIDE

[Latin patricida, from patr- + -cida -cide] :  one who murders his or her own father
[Late Latin patricidium, from Latin patr- + -cidium -cide] :  the murder of one's own father
pat·ri·cid·al \ˌpa-trə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

First Known Use of PATRICIDE


Other Legal Terms

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


noun \ˈpa-trə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATRICIDE

: murder of a father by his son or daughter


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