- the act of killing one's own father.
- a person who commits such an act.
Origin of patricide
- the act of killing one's father
- a person who kills his father
Word Origin and History for patricidal
1. "person who kills his father" (1590s), 2. "act of killing one's father" (1620s), from Middle French patricide in both senses, from 1. Latin patricida "murderer of a father," 2. Latin patricidium, from pater "father" + 1. cida "killer," 2. cidium "killing" (see -cide).