Parenticide Pa*ren"ti*cide, n. [L. parenticida a parricide; parens parent + caedere to kill.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of one who kills one's own parent. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. One who kills one's own parent; a parricide. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • parenticide — /parentasayd/ One who murders a parent; also the crime so committed …   Black's law dictionary

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