Definition of Parricide

1. Noun. Someone who kills his or her parent.

Specialized synonyms: Matricide, Patricide
Generic synonyms: Liquidator, Manslayer, Murderer



2. Noun. The murder of your own father or mother.
Generic synonyms: Execution, Murder, Slaying
Specialized synonyms: Matricide, Patricide

Definition of Parricide

1. n. Properly, one who murders one's own father; in a wider sense, one who murders one's father or mother or any ancestor.

Definition of Parricide

1. Noun. Someone who kills a relative, especially a parent. ¹

2. Noun. The killing of a relative, especially a parent. ¹

3. Noun. The killing of a ruler, or other authority figure; treason. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parricide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parricide

1. 1. The killing of one's parent (patricide or matricide). 2. One who commits such an act. Origin: L. Parricidium, killing of close kin (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parricide

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parquettes
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parrakeet
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parral
parrals
parranda
parraqua
parraquas
parred
parrel
parrels
parrhesia
parricidal
parricide (current term)
parricides
parricidious
parridge
parridges
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parrier
parriers
parries
parrilla
parrillas
parring
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Literary usage of Parricide

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1. Origines Ecclesiasticæ: The Antiquities of the Christian Church : with Two by Joseph Bingham (1846)
"And this had a noted and peculiar punishment among the old Romans, which was to tie up the parricide in a sack with a serpent, an ape, a cock, and a dog, ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1862)
"... Became his people's proudest theme of story ; The fate of Europe seemed with his allied— He had forgotten quite his parricide ! He died. ..."

3. Views of England, During a Residence of Ten Years; Six of Them as a Prisoner by René Martin Pillet (1818)
"... the habits and morals of that country, see there what I have seen, the cemeteries transformed into places of prostitution. CHAP. XXV. parricide. ..."

4. Studies in Roman Law, with Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England by Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie (1865)
"3 parricide. parricide is the murder of parents—a crime against which Solon refused to make any law, lest he should by forbidding it teach the people it was ..."

5. Scribners MonthlyUnited States (1876)
"A Street Scene in Japan и. .241 Procession of the White Elephant 248 Japanese Blacksmiths 243 New Year's Festivities 249 A Japanese Stable 246 A parricide ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE parricide From ' For the Crown ' The scene represents a rocky plateau in the Balkans. In the background and centre of the stage, a ruined Roman ..."

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