- a person who murders a prophet.
- the act of killing a prophet.
Origin of vaticide
1720–30; < Latin vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cide
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Examples from the Web for vaticide
Vaticide, vat′i-sīd, n. the killing of a prophet: one who kills a prophet.
- the murder of a prophet
- a person guilty of this
C18: from Latin vātēs prophet + -cide