- a person who kills a god.
- the act of killing a god.
Origin of deicide
1605–15; < New Latin deicīda (def 1), deicīdium (def 2), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -cīda, -cīdium -cide
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Examples from the Web for deicide
How real is the pretended power which the deicide chemists are alleged to wield?L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
She condoned his blasphemies concerning the priests because of his aversion towards the deicide race.Two banks of the Seine
Jewish persecution had its completion in the ruin of the deicide city.
Guilty of this homicide, and this regicide, and this deicide, confess your guilt to-day.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage
- the act of killing a god
- a person who kills a god
C17: from ecclesiastical Latin deicida, from Latin deus god; see -cide
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Word Origin and History for deicide
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