[ vat-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvæt əˌsaɪd /
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a person who murders a prophet.
the act of killing a prophet.
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Origin of vaticide
1720–30; <Latin vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cide
Words nearby vaticide
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How to use vaticide in a sentence
Vaticide, vat′i-sīd, n. the killing of a prophet: one who kills a prophet.
British Dictionary definitions for vaticide
/ (ˈvætɪˌsaɪd) /
- the murder of a prophet
- a person guilty of this
Word Origin for vaticide
C18: from Latin vātēs prophet + -cide
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