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vaticide

[ vat-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvæt əˌsaɪd /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for vaticide

vaticide
/ (ˈvætɪˌsaɪd) /

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

Word Origin for vaticide

C18: from Latin vātēs prophet + -cide
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