What really has rivals drooling is the idea of the fratricidal battle that will ensue if the deal gets done.
Who could tell whether a fratricidal struggle might not ensue?
So it was in the fratricidal war of 1812 between Canada and the United States.
Nor could any augury be made as to the final issue of this fratricidal strife.
All fierce addresses to the passions, on either side, are fratricidal.
Why continue this terrible homicidal, fratricidal, suicidal combat, fraught with mutual death and sacrifice?
The militarists do not see that every war is fratricidal—that every war is a civil war.
Of the dark incidents of that fratricidal war no history will ever tell the truth.
Cornelia was led away upon the steps of the fratricidal monk.
I do not hold that constitutional liberty on this continent is bound up in this fratricidal, devastating, horrible contest.
mid-15c., "person who kills a brother;" 1560s, "act of killing a brother," from Latin fratricida "brother-slayer," from frater "brother" (see brother) + cida "killer," or cidum "a killing," both from caedere "to kill, to cut down" (see -cide). Among several Old English words for this were broðorbana "one who kills a brother;" broðorcwealm "act of killing a brother."