adjective Date: 1627 of, relating to, or guilty of parricide

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  • Parricidal — Par ri*ci dal, a. [L. parricidalis, parricidialis. See {Parricide}.] Of or pertaining to parricide; guilty of parricide. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parricidal — adjective Related to, inclined to, or guilty of, the murder of ones immediate family. When my parents grounded me, I had a burst of parricidal thoughts, but I eventually got over it …   Wiktionary

  • parricidal — parricide ► NOUN 1) the killing of a parent or other near relative. 2) a person who commits parricide. DERIVATIVES parricidal adjective. ORIGIN Latin parricidium, with unknown first element associated with Latin pater father and parens parent …   English terms dictionary

  • parricidal — See parricide. * * * …   Universalium

  • parricidal — par·ri·cid·al || ‚pærɪ saɪdl adj. pertaining to the murder of one s father …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parricidal — a. Patricidal or matricidal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • parricidal — par·ri·ci·dal …   English syllables

  • parricidal — |parə|sīdəl adjective Etymology: Latin parricidalis, from parricida + alis al 1. : of, relating to, or having the nature of parricide 2. : guilty of parricide …   Useful english dictionary

  • parricide — parricidal, adj. /par euh suyd /, n. 1. the act of killing one s father, mother, or other close relative. 2. a person who commits such an act. [1545 55; < L parricidum act of kin murder, parricida kin killer, equiv. to pari (akin to Gk paós,… …   Universalium

  • Parricidious — Par ri*cid i*ous, a. Parricidal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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