- the act of killing one's own father.
- a person who commits such an act.
Origin of patricide
Examples from the Web for patricide
Tyrion, now on the lam for patricide by crossbow, is destined for an unknown foreign port like a diminutive Edward Snowden.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World
June 17, 2014
This was laughed at before the shadow of Booth's patricide was cast ahead.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
"But even there infanticide was more popular than patricide," Farrell pointed out.Pet Farm
Which is the greatest penalty proportional to the crime of patricide?The Positive School of Criminology
There was a time when the ancient Romans did not think that there existed such a crime as patricide; and hence it is.Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries
As in similar psychological situations, patricide and matricide followed.After the Rain
- the act of killing one's father
- a person who kills his father
Word Origin and History for patricide
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).