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  • adj. Related to, inclined to, or guilty of, the murder of one's immediate family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to parricide; guilty of parricide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to parricide; involving the crime of murdering a parent.
  • Guilty of parricide.


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  • The senate-house in which he was slain, was ordered to be shut up [101], and a decree made that the ides of March should be called parricidal, and the senate should never more assemble on that day.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01: Julius Caesar

  • In Cain we perceive the parricidal people of the Jews, who were stained with the blood of their Lord, their Creator….


  • The revolution's fratricidal — even parricidal — nature was illustrated by the clash between that stalwart of the rebellion Benjamin Franklin and his son William, who was strongly opposed to breaking away from the British and was never reconciled to his father.

    The Refugees Who Built an Empire

  • Finally, she notes the famous Menendez brothers trial, where the female jurors in the trial of one of the parricidal pair split from the men in wanting to either acquit or convict on a lesser charge.

    Obsession, for Men^H^H^H Wise Latinas

  • Billaud Varennes – You will shudder with horror when you are apprized that the armed force of Paris is entrusted into parricidal hands.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • You will shudder with horror when you know the situation you are in, when you know that the armed forces are confided to parricidal hands, when you know that the chief of the national guard had been denounced in the committee of public safety by the revolutionary tribunal as an accomplice of Hébert and an infamous conspirator.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • It's a memorably horrific image of parricidal rejection.

    Monster Mush

  • Well, — I pity you still more for being descended from fathers at once both parricidal and idolatrous.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Indeed it is tempting and possible here to link the question of "legacy" (legs) to the marionette's dancing legs, to the grace whereby the seemingly proper or faithful inheritance (in this case of reading and of romanticism, of the rhetoric of romanticism — in advance) is also parricidal thanks to the unconsciousness of elegance and non-anxiety.

    Notes on ''At the Far End of this Ongoing Enterprise...''

  • Let traitors arm, and villains draw the parricidal sword!

    The Virginians


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