What does the word fratricide mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  2. Would this man of peace plead for the traitor, the would- be fratricide? – The Weavers, Complete by 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 by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson