Parricide Definition

părĭ-sīd
noun
The act of murdering one's parent, someone having a similar relationship, or a close relative.
Webster's New World
A person who does this.
Webster's New World
The killing of the ruler of one's country.
American Heritage
One who commits parricide.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Parricide

Noun

Singular:
parricide
Plural:
parricides

Origin of Parricide

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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