noun avun·cu·li·cide \ə-ˈvəŋ-kyə-lə-ˌsīd\

Definition of avunculicide



  1. :  the killing of an uncle by his nephew or niece This is not the place to relate the circumstances of every case of Fratricide, but some are of more particular interest. The first may more properly be described as “avunculicide,” for it was his uncle … whom Osman I got rid of in 1298 … — Anthony Dolphin Alderson, The Structure of the Ottoman Dynasty, 1956

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Origin and Etymology of avunculicide

Latin avunculus “maternal uncle” + -i- + -cide — more at avuncular

First Known Use: 1866

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a brief usually trivial fact

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