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patricide

patricide


pat·ri·cide  (ptr-sd)
n.
1. The act of murdering ones father.
2. One who murders ones father.

[Late Latin patricdium and patricda : Latin patri-, patri- + -cdium, -cda, -cide.]

patri·cidal (ptr-sdl) adj.


patricide  /ptrsad/  n. 1 the act of killing ones father: The boy claimed that he committed patricide to defend himself against his fathers cruelty. 2 s.o. who kills his or her father patricide

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