Now with his vengeance complete, the parricide took to flight.
There stands a gibbet by the road, on which a parricide was hanged in chains.
Away with the wretch—the parricide—the bloody-minded villain!
God aids no child to parricide—and thou art England's child!
It is but too true that one fanatic is sufficient for the commission of a parricide, without any accomplice.
Absolution to any parricide, matricide, or fratricide, for three ducats.
I wonder, Beverly, that you can coldly argue against the very life of your country, and not feel the parricide's remorse!
Whereupon a senator got up and denounced him as an enemy and a parricide.
Now we are asked to allow a tomb-haunter to call a parricide to disclose that which he himself is ignorant of.
All this is done and suffered to mark the enormity of the crime of a parricide.
1. "person who kills a parent or near relative" (1550s), also 2. "act of killing parent or near relative" (1560s), both from Middle French parricide (13c. in sense 1, 16c. in sense 2), from 1. Latin parricida, 2. Latin parricidium, probably from parus "relative" (of uncertain origin, but cf. Greek paos, peos "relation," Sanskrit purushah "man") + 1. cida "killer," 2. cidium "killing," both from caedere (see -cide).