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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: parricidium, from parri- 'relative' + -cidium ( -CIDE)

parricide

noun
     
par‧ri‧cide
[uncountable] formalSCC the crime of killing your father, mother, or any other close relative [↪ matricide, patricide]
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