[ fra-tri-sahyd-l ]
/ ˌfræ trɪˈsaɪd l /
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being or relating to the act of killing one’s brother or a member of one’s own tribe or group: The Mongol Empire was done in by its recurrent fratricidal infighting.
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How to use fratricidal in a sentence
What really has rivals drooling is the idea of the fratricidal battle that will ensue if the deal gets done.Hollywood's Coming Culture Clash|Kim Masters|March 25, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Who could tell whether a fratricidal struggle might not ensue?Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
"It is my duty to prevent this fratricidal war, if possible," replied Ignatius, mildly.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
The death of Ludwig the Pious was the signal for a succession of fratricidal wars.A History of Germany|Bayard Taylor
I wont spoil your fishing, said Alice, fearing fratricidal strife.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
War was now brooding over Canada—the fratricidal War of 1812.A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs|George M. Wrong