What does the word parricide mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Parricidal.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The murder or the murderer of a parent.

Usage examples for parricide

  1. It is a tremendous and poetical image, the image of a kind of cosmic parricide. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  2. 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 by Julius West
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