[fra-tri-sahyd, frey-] /ˈfræ trɪˌsaɪd, ˈfreɪ-/
a person who kills his or her brother.
the act of killing one’s brother.
the act of killing one’s brother
a person who kills his brother
(military) the destruction of or interference with a nuclear missile before it can strike its target caused by the earlier explosion of a warhead at a nearby target
1804, from fratricide + -al (1).
mid-15c., “person who kills a brother;” 1560s, “act of killing a brother,” from Latin fratricida “brother-slayer,” from frater “brother” (see brother) + cida “killer,” or cidum “a killing,” both from caedere “to kill, to cut down” (see -cide). Among several Old English words for this were broðorbana “one who kills a brother;” broðorcwealm “act of killing a brother.”
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- Fraud squad
noun 1. (in Britain) the department of a police force that is concerned with criminal fraud
/ˈfrɔːdstə/ noun 1. a swindler noun one who commits fraud Word Origin fraud + -ster (agent noun) n. 1975, from fraud + -ster. Earlier words were fraudsman (1610s); frauditor (1550s).
[fraw-juh-luh nt] /ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt/ adjective 1. characterized by, involving, or proceeding from , as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains: a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes. 2. given to or using , as a person; cheating; dishonest. /ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt/ adjective 1. acting with or having the intent to deceive 2. relating to or proceeding from fraud […]