Definition of patricide
1 [Latin patricida, from patr- + -cida -cide] : one who murders his or her own father
2 [Late Latin patricidium, from Latin patr- + -cidium -cide] : the murder of one's own father
patricidalplay \ˌpa-trə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of patricide from the Web
And so a new narrative emerged, one of patricide -- the killing of one's father.
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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First Known Use of patricide
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Definition of patricide for English Language Learners
: the act of murdering your own father
Medical Definition of patricide
: murder of a father by his son or daughter
Legal Definition of patricide
1 : an individual who murders his or her father
2 : the murder of an individual's own father
Origin and Etymology of patricide
Latin patricida, from patr- pater father + -cida killer
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