fratricide


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frat·ri·cide

 (frăt′rĭ-sīd′)
n.
1.
a. The killing of one's brother or sister.
b. One who has killed one's brother or sister.
2. The accidental killing of an ally caused by a discharge of a military weapon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin frātricīdium and frātricīda : frāter, frātr-, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

frat′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

fratricide

(ˈfrætrɪˌsaɪd; ˈfreɪ-)
n
1. the act of killing one's brother
2. a person who kills his brother
3. (Military) military the destruction of or interference with a nuclear missile before it can strike its target caused by the earlier explosion of a warhead at a nearby target
[C15: from Latin frātricīda; see frater1, -cide]
ˌfratriˈcidal adj

frat•ri•cide

(ˈfræ trɪˌsaɪd, ˈfreɪ-)

n.
1. the act of killing one's brother.
2. a person who kills his or her brother.
[1490–1500; < Middle French < Latin frātricīda, Late Latin frātricīdium]
frat`ri•cid′al, adj.

fratricide

1. the killing of one’s brother.
2. a person who has killed his brother. — fratricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fratricide - a person who murders their brother or sister
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
2.fratricide - fire that injures or kills an ally
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
3.fratricide - the murder of your sibling
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Translations
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bratoubojicabratoubojstvofratricid

fratricide

[ˈfrætrɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → fratricidio m
2. (= person) → fratricida mf

fratricide

[ˈfrætrɪsaɪd] nfratricide m

fratricide

nBrudermord m; (= person)Brudermörder(in) m(f)
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