parricide

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noun par·ri·cide \ˈper-ə-ˌsīd, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parricide

  1. 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. 2 [Latin parricidium murder of a close relative, from parri- + -cidium -cide] :  the act of a parricide

First Known Use of parricide

circa 1545


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parricide

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noun par·ri·cide \ˈpar-ə-ˌsīd\

Legal Definition of parricide

  1. 1 :  a person who murders his or her mother or father or sometimes a close relative

  2. 2 :  the act of a parricide

Origin and Etymology of parricide

Latin parricida killer of a close relative


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