parenticide

[puh-ren-tuh-sahyd]

noun

a person who kills one or both of his or her parents.
the act of killing one's parent or parents.

Nearby words

  1. parentheses,
  2. parenthesis,
  3. parenthesize,
  4. parenthetical,
  5. parenthood,
  6. parenting,
  7. parentless,
  8. parents anonymous,
  9. parenty,
  10. pareo

Origin of parenticide

First recorded in 1650–60; parent + -i- + -cide

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