Fratricidal
Fratricidal Frat"ri*ci`dal, a. Of or pertaining to fratricide; of the nature of fratricide. [1913 Webster]

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  • fratricidal — 1804, from FRATRICIDE (Cf. fratricide) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fratricidal — frat|ri|cid|al [ˌfrætrıˈsaıdl] adj [only before noun] a fratricidal war or struggle is one in which people kill members of their own society or group …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fratricidal — frat|ri|cid|al [ ,frætrı saıdl ] adjective involving killing members of your own family or social group: a fratricidal war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fratricidal — [[t]fræ̱trɪsa͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A fratricidal war or conflict is one in which people kill members of their own society or social group. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • fratricidal — UK [ˌfrætrɪˈsaɪd(ə)l] / US adjective involving killing members of your own family or social group a fratricidal war …   English dictionary

  • fratricidal — fratricide ► NOUN 1) the killing of one s brother or sister. 2) the accidental killing of one s own forces in war. DERIVATIVES fratricidal adjective. ORIGIN from Latin frater brother + CIDE(Cf. ↑ cide) …   English terms dictionary

  • fratricidal — |fra.trə|sīdəl sometimes rāt adjective : of, relating to, being, or resulting in fratricide the outbreak of one of the bloodiest, most fratricidal wars in Irish history Paul Blanshard …   Useful english dictionary

  • fratricidal — adjective see fratricide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fratricidal — See fratricide. * * * …   Universalium

  • fratricidal — adjective Of or pertaining to fratricide …   Wiktionary

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