Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    De vita Caesarum

  • 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

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

    Bloodlust

  • 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

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

    Bloodlust

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

    Newspapers

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Monster Mush

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