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par·ri·cide

 (păr′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The killing of one's father, mother, or other near relative.
2. The killing of the ruler of one's country.
3. One who commits parricide.

[Latin parricīdium and parricīda : pāri-, parri-, kin + -cīdium. -cīda, -cide.]

par′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
par′ri·cid′al·ly adv.

parricide

(ˈpærɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Law) the act of killing either of one's parents
2. (Law) a person who kills his or her parent
[C16: from Latin parricīdium murder of a parent or relative, and from parricīda one who murders a relative, from parri- (element related to Greek pēos kinsman) + -cīdium, -cīda -cide]
ˌparriˈcidal adj

par•ri•cide

(ˈpær əˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the killing of one's parent or other close relative.
2. a person who commits such an act.
[1545–55; < Latin parricīdum act of kin-murder, parricīda kin-killer =pāri- (akin to Greek pāós, Attic pēós kinsman) + -cīdum, -cida -cide]
par`ri•cid′al, adj.

parricide

1. the act of killing one’s parent or other close relative.
2. a person who has killed his parent. — parricidal, adj.
See also: Parents
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parricide - someone who kills his or her parent
matricide - a person who murders their mother
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
patricide - a person who murders their father
2.parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
matricide - the murder of your mother
patricide - the murder of your father
Translations
قاتِل أحد الوالِدَين أو الأقْرِباءقَتْل أحد الوالِدَين او الأقْرِباء
otcovrahvražda blízkého příbuzného
=-mord=-morderforældremordforældremorder
apagyilkos
föîur-/móîurmorîföîur-/móîurmorîingi
tėvažudystėvažudystė
tēva/mātes/tuva radinieka slepkavatēva/mātes/tuva radinieka slepkavība
vražda blízkeho príbuzného
kendi ana veya babasını öldüren kimsekendi ana veya babasını öldürme

parricide

[ˈpærɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → parricidio m
2. (= person) → parricida mf

parricide

n (= act)Vater-/Muttermord m; (= person)Vater-/Muttermörder(in) m(f)

parricide

(ˈpӕrisaid) noun
1. the murder of a parent or near relative.
2. a person who does such a murder.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, as for parricides, and such dreadful people as that," interposed Renee, "it matters very little what is done to them; but as regards poor unfortunate creatures whose only crime consists in having mixed themselves up in political intrigues" --
Another runs to read the bill that's stuck against the spile upon the wharf to which the ship is moored, offering five hundred gold coins for the apprehension of a parricide, and containing a description of his person.
They even whisper that because he has slain Monseigneur, and because Monseigneur was the father of his tenants--serfs--what you will--he will be executed as a parricide.
On the other hand, I compared the disquisitions of the ancient moralists to very towering and magnificent palaces with no better foundation than sand and mud: they laud the virtues very highly, and exhibit them as estimable far above anything on earth; but they give us no adequate criterion of virtue, and frequently that which they designate with so fine a name is but apathy, or pride, or despair, or parricide.
Thus one year after he had committed this parricide, he was strangled, together with Vitellozzo, whom he had made his leader in valour and wickedness.
Certainly He had said nothing about the immortality of the soul, but He had spoken of the glorious kingdom of His Father; He had nowhere forbidden parricide, but He condemned all that was evil.
Then he is a parricide, and a cruel guardian of an aged parent; and this is real tyranny, about which there can be no longer a mistake: as the saying is, the people who would escape the smoke which is the slavery of freemen, has fallen into the fire which is the tyranny of slaves.