Definition of Matricidal

1. a. Of or pertaining to matricide.



Definition of Matricidal

1. Adjective. Relating to matricide, the killing of a mother. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matricidal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matricidal

matriarchate
matriarchates
matriarchial
matriarchic
matriarchies
matriarchs
matriarchy
matric
matrical
matricaria
matrice
matricentred
matricentric
matrices
matricial
matricidal (current term)
matricide
matricides
matriclan
matriclans
matriclinous
matrics
matriculand
matriculands
matriculant
matriculants
matriculate
matriculated
matriculates
matriculating

Literary usage of Matricidal

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"As when one fair land Saw, North and South, her bright-armed myriads stand, Saw herself rent in twain by matricidal hand. ..."

2. The Shakespeare reader: with notes, historical and grammatical by W.S. Dalgleish by William Shakespeare (1871)
"The soul of Nero—The matricidal spirit. Nero, discovering that hia mother Agrippina was plotting against him, caused her to be put to death. 393. ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"He, to avenge his father's blood outpoured, Shall smite and slay with matricidal hand. Ay, he shall come—tho' far away he roam, A banished wanderer in a ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"And in her heaving bosom fix Thy matricidal fang f Thou shouldst around her fourscore years Have bent with hovering care, Who steadfast at thy cradle ..."

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