Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to patricide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to patricide; parricidal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to patricide; parricidal.

Etymologies

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patricide +‎ -al

Examples

  • If Mr. Masson thinks my use of "patricidal" amounts to "using psychoanalytic interpretations as covers for insults," that is his problem, not mine.

    Heirs to Freud

  • I used "patricidal" to refer to Anna Freud's reaction to Masson's interpretation of her father's work.

    Heirs to Freud

  • Quite apart from the silliness of calling an edition "patricidal," isn't it time that we stopped using psychoanalytic interpretations as covers for insults?

    Heirs to Freud

  • In the course of the action, the source of Lucas' patricidal enmity is revealed, and Jim executes a drastic plan to stop Phoenix that will change the colony's and the series' future, if there is one.

    Critic's Guide to the Week in TV: Finales, Musical and Comedy Divas, and More!

  • Recalled Beatty, “In some patricidal attempt to stand up to the great Kazan, I arrogantly and stupidly challenged him on it.”

    STAR

  • Beatty was himself enough of a child of the Freudian 1950s to refer repeatedly to his “patricidal” posture toward his older mentors, as he did with Kazan.

    STAR

  • Takahashi becomes a deathgod, hounding people into suicide to expiate their patricidal sin (killing whales) and Ishida sends Ryoko off to make the starship thing happen.

    Starship & Haiku

  • This missed encounter might be thought of as a failure of Oedipus to meet up with Laius at the place where three roads meet, since the relation between cultural studies and philosophy is sometimes patricidal.

    Article Abstracts

  • Phoenix's daring performance as the creepy, sadistic, patricidal son of Marcus Aurelius -- who harbors incestuous desires for his regal sister (Connie Nielsen) -- reveals a range one had never expected.

    The Battle For Summer

  • The 15-year-old Mesa, AZ, killer had a perfectly good explanation for his patricidal deed: His father had forbidden him to use the Internet.

    Teen kills father over Internet use

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