Definition of Patricide

1. Noun. A person who murders their father.

Generic synonyms: Parricide

2. Noun. The murder of your father.
Generic synonyms: Parricide

Definition of Patricide

1. n. The murderer of his father.

Definition of Patricide

1. Noun. Murder of one's father. ¹

2. Noun. A murderer of one's father. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patricide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Patricide

1. 1. The killing of one's father. 2. One who commits such an act. See: parricide. Compare: matricide. Origin: L. Pater, father, + caedo, to kill (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patricide

patriate
patriated
patriates
patriating
patriation
patriations
patricentric
patrician
patricianism
patricianisms
patricianly
patricians
patriciate
patriciates
patricidal
patricide (current term)
patricides
patricks
patriclan
patriclans
patriclinous
patrico
patricoes
patrifocal
patrifocality
patrikin
patrilateral
patriline
patrilineage
patrilineages

Literary usage of Patricide

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1. Wharton's Law-lexicon: Forming an Epitome of the Law of England; and by John Jane Smith Wharton, John Mounteney Lely (1892)
"Parricide, same as patricide (qv). Our laws, unlike the ancient laws, distinguish in no respect between parricide, killing a husband, wife, or master, ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"Roman patricide. The oldest Roman document referring to murder is the ... Why a murderer should be thus branded as a patricide is a problem which has led to ..."

3. The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present : a Cultural by Edward Allworth (1990)
"Another troupe opened The patricide in Tashkent on February 27, 1914, and it continued to attract crowds all across Turkistan. Copies of the drama sold for ..."

4. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"SIB,—The word "patricide" in your issue of this morning (telegrams) was an error. ... patricide merely means the killing of an Irishman—any Irishman, ..."

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