- fraternity house,
- fraud squad,
Origin of fratricide
Examples from the Web for fratricidal
What really has rivals drooling is the idea of the fratricidal battle that will ensue if the deal gets done.
How petty the little incidents I can record appear when compared to the fratricidal aspirations of the faithful!Fragments of an Autobiography|Felix Moscheles
I do not hold that constitutional liberty on this continent is bound up in this fratricidal, devastating, horrible contest.
Thus the hateful ravages of that fratricidal war were increased: there were now three brothers up in arms against one another.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
Word Origin for fratricide
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."