Parricide meaning

părĭ-sīd
The killing of one's father, mother, or other near relative.
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The killing of the ruler of one's country.
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One who commits parricide.
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The act of murdering one's parent, someone having a similar relationship, or a close relative.
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A person who does this.
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Someone who kills a relative, especially a parent.
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The killing of a relative, especially a parent.
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The killing of a ruler, or other authority figure; treason.
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Origin of parricide

  • Latin parricīdium parricīda pāri-, parri- kin -cīdium -cīda -cide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French parricide, from Latin parricida, of uncertain origin. Equivalent to +"Ž -cide.

    From Wiktionary