Parents - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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compaternity the spiritual relationship between godparents, or between them and the actual parents of a child. filiation 1. the f act or condition of being a son or daughter. 2. the relation of child to parent, especially father. matricide 1. the killing of one’s mother. 2. a person who has killed his mother. —matricidal, adj. parentalism 1. the behavior of a parent. 2. the assumption by a nonparent of superior authority over a child; paternalism. parentation Archaic. the performance of funeral rituals for one’s parents. parenticide the crime of parricide. parricide 1. the act of killing one’s parent or other close relative. 2. a person who has killed his parent. —parricidal, adj. patricide 1. the killing of one’s father. 2. a person who has killed his father. —patricidal, adj.