patricide[pa′trə sīd′, pā′-]
- the act of murdering one's father
- a person who does this
Origin of patricideMedieval Latin patricida: see patri- and amp; -cide
- The act of murdering one's father.
- One who murders one's father.
Origin of patricideLate Latin patricīdium and patricīda : Latin patri-, patri- + Latin -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.
patricide - Legal Definition
The act of killing one’s own father; a person who has killed his or her father.