See also ancestors; children; father; heredity; mother.
the spiritual relationship between godparents, or between them and the actual parents of a child.
the f act or condition of being a son or daughter.
the relation of child to parent, especially father.
the killing of one’s mother.
a person who has killed his mother. —matricidal, adj.
the behavior of a parent.
the assumption by a nonparent of superior authority over a child; paternalism.
the performance of funeral rituals for one’s parents.
the crime of parricide.
the act of killing one’s parent or other close relative.
a person who has killed his parent. —parricidal, adj.
the killing of one’s father.
a person who has killed his father. —patricidal, adj.