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  • n. Plural form of patricide.


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  • This is one of the biggest horrors to think that a mother or a father can kill a child, that there are patricides, matricides, infanticides and all of this gets to the guts and the horror of everybody who is watching, who is thinking and who is fearing that such a thing could happen.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2009

  • Wherefore let every man know who fears God that they are estranged from me, and from Christ my God, whose ambassador I am -- these patricides, fratricides, and ravening wolves, who devour the people of the Lord as if they were bread; as it is said: "The wicked have dissipated thy law," wherein in these latter times Ireland has been well and prosperously planted and instructed.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • The professions of love and peace held out by the Swiss, he curses to the pit of hell, for they are patricides and matricides.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • How many pleasures have been enjoyed by robbers, patricides, tyrants.


  • There is a fifth class, of patricides, assassins, in short of all infamous characters, whom I do not wish to recall from Catiline, and indeed they can not be separated from him.

    IV. The Second Oration Against Catiline

  • The history of the Byzantine Empire is a monotonous story of the intrigues of priests, women, and eunuchs; of poisonings, of conspiracies, of uniform ingratitude, of perpetual patricides.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • "Whoever injures the king has injured God!" yelled the king; "and whoever seizes our crown and reviles us, shall have his hand struck off, and his tongue torn out, as is done to atheists and patricides!"

    Henry VIII and His Court

  • There have been a disproportionate number of hit and runs, deaths by trams, lorry smashes, suicide by drownings, patricides, arson attacks, wrongful imprisonments and murder by monkey wrenches. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Republic had been hissed by serpents into the ears of the people; how the great dark cloud of impending ruin hung over our central Government; how legions of armed patricides were almost battering at the gates of our National Capital; how rebellion had baptized itself in blood and victory at Bull Run - when we think how the effect of all these adverse teachings and adverse fortunes had rendered the public mind plastic to whoever had the genius to seize and direct it, and reflect that a man of

    Starr King in California


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