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English definition of “parricide”


noun     /ˈpær.ɪ.saɪd/ US  /ˈper.ə-/ specialized
[C or U] the crime of murdering a close relation, especially a parent → Compare matricide, patricideMurder and attempted murderKilling [C] a person who has killed their father, mother, or another close relationMurderers and attackers
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