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)
References in classic literature ?
ISMENE To me, Antigone, no word of friends Has come, or glad or grievous, since we twain Were reft of our two brethren in one day By double fratricide; and since i' the night Our Argive leaguers fled, no later news Has reached me, to inspirit or deject.
"Any kind of foreign intervention in Syria would only lead to fratricide and bloodshed and increase concerns over sectarianism and extremism in the entire region," the Iranian foreign minister said following a cabinet meeting here in Tehran on Wednesday.
He said that prevailing circumstances have a direct bearing on the behaviour of the people so much so that the affectees could attempt suicide, patricide, matricide, fratricide and uxoricide,adding that such incidents are increasing.
Tillman's brother, Kevin, said: "Revealing that Pat's death was fratricide would have been yet another political disaster.
Of most concern is the need to get a better "ground picture" to avoid incidents of fratricide and destruction of civilian property.
Along with recent requests for identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems and an upgrade for its AH-64A Apaches (see "Egypt Moves Toward Greater Fratricide Avoidance" and "Egypt Requests Apache Upgrade," JED, September 2000, p.
Lamamra a fait savoir, a cet egard, que [beaucoup moins que]l'Algerie presse tous les acteurs libyens impliques dans cette montee effrenee de la confrontation fratricide de s'en remettre a leur Parlement elu en vue de la prise des mesures necessaires a une indispensable reconciliation nationale ainsi qu'a la mise en place d'institutions credibles et efficaces pour assumer les missions relevant de la souverainete de l'Etat libyen[beaucoup plus grand que].
Sediqi further said that certain regional countries encourage the youth to fratricide and to killing other Muslims instead of rising against the Zionists and global arrogance which have plundered the possessions of Muslims.
Whether situational awareness systems can prevent fratricide "is the $64,000 question that I keep being asked."
The art and science of targeting is undergoing significant change -- a change driven by the tactics of potential enemies, by a determination that no level of fratricide is acceptable and by the availability of enabling technology.
Sediqi said Iran considers this move as the West's plot against Islamic world and the Turkish people who are not satisfied with it are expected to ask their officials not to start fratricide.