American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The murdering of one's father, mother, or other near relative.
- n. One who commits such a murder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who murders his father or mother.
- n. One who murders any ancestor or any one to whom he owes reverence; also, in old use, one who kills his child.
- n. The murder of a parent or of one to whom reverence is due.
- n. Figuratively, one who commits treason against his country.
- n. Figuratively, the crime of treason against one's country.
- n. Someone who kills a relative, especially a parent.
- n. The killing of a relative, especially a parent.
- n. The killing of a ruler, or other authority figure; treason.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Properly, one who murders one's own father; in a wider sense, one who murders one's father or mother or any ancestor.
- n. The act or crime of murdering one's own father or any ancestor.
- n. someone who kills his or her parent
- n. the murder of your own father or mother
- From Middle French parricide, from Latin parricida, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)
- Latin parricīda and parricīdium : pāri-, parri-, kin + -cīda, -cīdium, -cide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This recovery of filiation in parricide has its parallel in the more general return of history and ethics that de Man recognizes in these essays (and claims is their "most interesting occurrence of all") (498).”
“The word parricide is contrary to its original import, applied to the murderer of any near relative.”
“About 49 children each year kill their parents, but few are so young, said Kathleen Heide, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida who has studied the crime, called parricide, for more than 30 years.”
“The violence hidden and demonstrated by elegance is what de Man calls a parricide, and this death (a broken leg, broken legacy) seems de Man's own.”
“You know, Bethany, the reality is that parricide, which is slang for parenticide, is very rare, much less when a girl, a girl, a teenager commits parricide.”
“University of South Florida who has studied the crime, called parricide, for more than 30”
“Must I be called a parricide, a traitor, a villain, lose the esteem of all those whom I love, to preserve my own; be shunned like a rattlesnake, or be pointed at like a bear?”
“The contemplating a father's death and profiting by the contemplation, -- it seems a kind of parricide -- it is not natural, Randal.”
“Christ is the forgiveness of real sins, such as parricide and the like.”
“For "parricide", i.e., killing within near degrees, the criminal is hung up, apparently by the heels, with a live wolf (he having acted as a wolf which will slay its fellows).”
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