fratricide

Part of speech: adjective

FRATRICIDAL.

Part of speech: noun

One who kills his brother.

Part of speech: noun

The killing of a brother by a brother.

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Usage examples "fratricide":

  1. Wicked envy and jealousy were not sufficient motives in the eyes of Bulthaupt and d'Albert for the first fratricide; there must be an infusion of psychology and modern philosophy. - "A Second Book of Operas", Henry Edward Krehbiel.
  2. Would this man of peace plead for the traitor, the would- be fratricide? - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  3. At the founts of the Roman and the Hebrew story we come indeed upon one mysterious link- the history of each people begins in a fratricide. - "Rome", Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson.