fratricidenoun [ U ]uk /ˈfræt.rɪ.saɪd/ us /ˈfræt.rə.saɪd/ formal
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adjective uk /ˌfræt.rɪˈsaɪ.dəl/ us /ˌfræt.rəˈsaɪ.dəl/
Examples from literature
- 'How did that man kill?' I questioned, pointing to the apathetic figure of the fratricide, which attracted my imagination by its loneliness.
- And when each brandished the sword unto the death of the other, the saint feared exceedingly, lest even in his sight the crime of fratricide should happen.
- It deals with the ungovernable passion of two brothers for one placid and beautiful girl, a passion which leads to fratricide and madness.
- It was civil war,—fratricide.
- They expected swift retribution for their intended fratricide, but instead of this they heard reassuring words from his lips.