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Meaning of PARRICIDE

Pronunciation:  'pari`sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  murder of your own parents
  2. [n]  someone who kills his or her parent
 

PARRICIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: execution, homicide, liquidator, manslayer, matricide, matricide, murder, murderer, patricide, patricide, slaying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par"ri*cide\, n. [F., fr. L. parricida; pater father
+ caedere to kill. See {Father}, {Homicide}, and cf.
{Patricide}.]
1. Properly, one who murders one's own father; in a wider
   sense, one who murders one's father or mother or any
   ancestor.

2. [L. parricidium.] The act or crime of murdering one's own
   father or any ancestor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aborticide, fratricide, fungicide, genocide, germicide, herbicide, homicide, infanticide, insecticide, matricide, microbicide, patricide, pesticide, regicide, rodenticide, sororicide, suicide, uxoricide, vermicide
 

 

 

 

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