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[pa-truh-sahyd, pey‐] /ˈpæ trəˌsaɪd, ˈpeɪ‐/

the act of killing one’s own father.
a person who commits such an act.
the act of killing one’s father
a person who kills his father

1. “person who kills his father” (1590s), 2. “act of killing one’s father” (1620s), from Middle French patricide in both senses, from 1. Latin patricida “murderer of a father,” 2. Latin patricidium, from pater “father” + 1. cida “killer,” 2. cidium “killing” (see -cide).


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