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[suh-rawr-uh-sahyd, -ror-]
  1. a person who kills his or her sister.
  2. the act of killing one's own sister.
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Origin of sororicide

1650–60; < Latin sorōricīda one who kills his sister, -cīdium the act of killing one's sister, equivalent to sorōr- (stem of soror) sister + -cīda, -cīdium -cide
Related formsso·ror·i·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sororicide


  1. the act of killing one's own sister
  2. a person who kills his or her sister
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Derived Formssororicidal, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sorōricīda one who murders his sister, from soror sister + caedere to slay
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