patricide, parricide, matricide

patricide, parricide, matricide
The Latin element -cide means "killer" (as in regicide, the killing of a king; genocide, the planned annihilation of a cultural, political, or racial group; and insecticide, an agent used to kill insects). Patricide means "one who murders his father" or "the act of killing one's father." Parricide means "the act of murdering one's father, mother, or other relative" or "one who commits such an act." Matricide is "the act of murdering one's mother" or "one who murders his mother."

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  • parricide — 1. The killing of one s parent (patricide or matricide). 2. One who commits such an act. [L. parricidium, killing of close kin] …   Medical dictionary

  • parricide — n. Patricide or matricide …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • matricide — mat|ri|cide [ˈmætrısaıd] n [U] formal the crime of murdering your mother →↑parricide, patricide ↑patricide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parricide — par|ri|cide [ˈpærısaıd] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: parricidium, from parri relative + cidium ( CIDE)] [U] formal the crime of killing your father, mother, or any other close relative →↑matricide, patricide ↑patricide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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