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vaticide

[vat-uh-sahyd]
noun
  1. a person who murders a prophet.
  2. the act of killing a prophet.
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Origin of vaticide

1720–30; < Latin vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cide
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Historical Examples

  • Vaticide, vat′i-sīd, n. the killing of a prophet: one who kills a prophet.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for vaticide

vaticide

noun
  1. rare
    1. the murder of a prophet
    2. a person guilty of this
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin vātēs prophet + -cide
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