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  • Doctor, paracide, which is also known in the slang mode, parenticide, very rare.

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2005

  • But what they are saying is, is that, from my research, is that approximately 2 percent of all homicides is paracide, which is the murder of two parents.

    CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2005

  • You know, paracide, a slaying version of parenticide, is only about 2 percent of all homicides and about 70 to 80 percent of that is by males.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2005

  • Historically children who commit paracide are punished much worse than parents who kill their children, i.e.,

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Incontinently every man declared his opinion, touching the death of the child: but the cruell woman the onely example of stepmothers malice, was nothing moved by the bitter death of her sonne, or by her owne conscience of paracide, or by the misfortune of her house, or by the dolour of her husband, but rather devised the destruction of all her family.

    The Golden Asse

  • [(the base charg) 8.9 (e) 2.9 (of paracide and treason; none but the Duke of YORK would dare to raise a)] TJ

    Monmouth: a Tale, Founded on Historic Facts

  • The King’s forebodings were prophetic — no sooner was it rumoured that he had given audience to his son, than messengers were dispatched to Edinburgh, and JAMES wrote in terms of the sharpest reproach to his brother, for harbouring a rebel — a traitor — and an intended paracide — urging the necessity of his speedy banishment, if CHARLES consulted the tranquility and safety of his kingdom. —

    Monmouth: a Tale, Founded on Historic Facts

  • To you is owing the base charge of paracide and treason; none but the Duke of YORK would dare to raise a father’s hatred against an unoffending son. —

    Monmouth: a Tale, Founded on Historic Facts

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  • Sounds that way. Anyway, it makes sense either way you spell it. :-)

    June 1, 2008

  • Yeah, prolly. I think this particular primary source document offers yet another shining example of spelling variations.

    May 31, 2008

  • Never heard of this word. Is it a variation of "parricide," do you think?

    May 30, 2008

  • "The escape of the paracide, Booth, and his confederates can only be for a few days or hours."

    --Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1865, quoted in James L. Swanson, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, 170

    May 30, 2008