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fratricide

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
fratricidefrat‧ri‧cide /ˈfrætrɪsaɪd/ noun [countable, uncountable]  SCCthe crime of murdering your brother or sister
Examples from the Corpus
fratricideThus a gene for chromosomal fratricide will spread as surely as a murderer will inherit the Earth.At least, he had saved his country from foolish fratricide by unselfishly renouncing the presidency.The Very Model of a Man is at is best when Cain justifies his fratricide with this lethal logic.
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