parricide

Part of speech: adjective

Parricidal.

Part of speech: noun

The murder or the murderer of a parent.

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Usage examples "parricide":

  1. Cruelty to children, one would have thought, was a thing about as unmistakable, unusual and appalling as parricide. - "Eugenics and Other Evils", G. K. Chesterton.
  2. It is a tremendous and poetical image, the image of a kind of cosmic parricide. - "Varied Types", G. K. Chesterton.
  3. It had been founded by King John in defiance of Magna Carta, and now held absolute power over windmills, wine and spirit licences, ladies travelling in Turkey, revision of sentences for dog- stealing and parricide, as well as anything whatever that happened in the town of Market Bosworth. - "G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study", Julius West.