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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.
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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
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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.
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fratricide

1. the killing of one’s brother.
2. a person who has killed his brother. — fratricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
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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
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Translations
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fratricide

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

[ˈfrætrɪsaɪd] nfratricide m
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fratricide

nBrudermord m; (= person)Brudermörder(in) m(f)
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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.
Among these he mentioned fratricides, unworkable ideologies, deportations, forced labour camps, and the recurring attacks of those standing for self-surrender from 1920 until 5 December 2004.
Inevitably, this has resulted in ethno-religious fractures, paranoia and fratricides with each other.
Le Gouvernement algerien vient d'octroyer une aide humanitaire de 18 tonnes, composee essentiellement de produits pharmaceutiques et equipements medicaux destines aux structures sanitaires de Ghat et d'Oubari (Libye), confrontees a de grandes difficultes pour repondre aux besoins des populations eprouvees par la poursuite des affrontements fratricides en Libye, annonce un communique du ministere des Affaires etrangeres.
ISLAMABAD -- At least a dozen personnel of Indian forces have died by committing suicide or in fratricides in Indian occupied Kashmir in the past one year, officials said.
A Union home Ministry report says 328 paramilitary officers have died fighting terrorists, North- East extremists and Naxals since 2009, while 398 have died due to suicides and fratricides.
Au moins dix militaires sud-soudanais ont peri et 50 sont portes disparus dans le naufrage mercredi sur le Nil d'un bateau, coule accidentellement par des tirs fratricides avec environ 170 soldats a bord, a annonce hier samedi a l'AFP le porte-parole de l'armee sud-soudanaise.
The objective of this exercise is to further reduce the incidents of suicides and fratricides among soldiers," said Antony.
A young soldier whose armoured vehicle was fired on by a US aircraft was among six UK personnel killed in so-called "fratricides" by allied fire.
The coordinate conversion issue is regrettable, but the crucial mistake was the breakdown in procedural checks and balances that exist to prevent fratricides. Some level of detailed integration is always required when operating in a CAS environment, regardless of aircraft or capabilities.
The range capability and image clarity provided by LRAS3 are credited with preventing several fratricides in Iraq because operators could distinguish between enemy and friendly vehicles beyond the ranges of other conventional systems.