patricide[pa′trə sīd′, pā′-]
patricide definition by Webster's New World
- the act of murdering one's father
- a person who does this
Origin: Midieval Latin patricida: see patri- and amp; -cide
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- patricidal adjective
patricide definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The act of murdering one's father.
- One who murders one's father.
Origin: Late Latin patricīdium and patricīda : Latin patri-, patri- + -cīdium, -cīda, -cide.
- patˌri·cidˈal adjective
patricide - Legal Definition
The act of killing one’s own father; a person who has killed his or her father.