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mat·ri·cide

 (măt′rĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act of killing one's mother.
2. One who kills one's mother.

[Latin mātricīdium and mātricīda : mātri-, matri- + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

mat′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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matricide

(ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd; ˈmeɪ-)
n
1. the act of killing one's own mother
2. a person who kills his mother
[C16: from Latin mātrīcīdium (the act), mātrīcīda (the agent). See matri-, -cide]
ˌmatriˈcidal adj
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mat•ri•cide

(ˈmæ trɪˌsaɪd, ˈmeɪ-)

n.
1. the act of killing one's mother.
2. a person who kills his or her mother.
[1585–95; < Latin]
mat`ri•cid′al, adj.
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matricide

1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Parents
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Killing
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. one who has killed his mother. — matricidal, adj.
See also: Mother
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matricide - a person who murders their mother
parricide - someone who kills his or her parent
2.matricide - the murder of your mother
parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
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Translations

matricide

[ˈmeɪtrɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → matricidio m
2. (= person) → matricida mf
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matricide

n (= act)Muttermord m; (= person)Muttermörder(in) m(f)
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matricide

[ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd] n (crime) → matricidio; (person) → matricida m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mat·ri·cide

n. matricidio.
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References in classic literature ?
Tierra del Fuego, first arrival -- Good Success Bay -- An Account of the Fuegians on board -- Interview With the Savages -- Scenery of the Forests -- Cape Horn -- Wigwam Cove -- Miserable Condition of the Savages -- Famines -- Cannibals -- Matricide -- Religious Feelings -- Great Gale -- Beagle Channel -- Ponsonby Sound -- Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians -- Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel -- Glaciers -- Return to the Ship -- Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement -- Equality of Condition amongst the Natives.
Besides, after the city has decreed, in Electra's words, that "[phrase omitted] [phrase omitted]" (46-48; no one is to give us hospitality of roof or fire, or speak to us, matricides that we are), no one, not even Helen and Menelaus, is willing to help them.
The onstage area is significantly only briefly and occasionally visited by characters who, with the exception of Pylades, provide neither help nor solidarity, while the menacing crowd of the people of Argos is an anonymous, indistinct, and offstage majority surrounding the two matricides. Although in different forms, in both Orestes and Electra, therefore, painful solitude and isolation from the civil community and, in Orestes's case, madness and fear are pointed at as the inevitable consequences of matricide.
Cependant, trois matricides de Miquelon comportent certains cas revelant detroites relations franco-anglaises, mais sans specifier si edes impliquent des personnes de Terre-Neuve.
(30) Pour les deces, les registres paroissiaux parlent de 90 mais les matricides de seulement 55.
The 'matricides', as Electra and Orestes are dubbed, continually use religion to justify their actions.
The local percentage of matricides has been much higher than the national average in recent years - Lane County has had 28 murders since 2001 and 14 percent of those were matricides.
Retentionists, such as Ernst Moritz Arndt, wanted to retain the death penalty for "traitors, parricides, and matricides" (267).