Definition of filicide
: the murder of one's own daughter or son
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Yet Western culture has been haunted for millennia by the wretched House of Atreus – cursed through the generations with fratricide, patricide, filicide, mariticide, and matricide.
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Origin and Etymology of filicide
Latin filius son & filia daughter + English -cide
First Known Use: 1665See Words from the same year
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