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Fratricide   /frˈætrəsˌaɪd/   Listen
Fratricide

noun
1.
A person who murders their brother or sister.
2.
Fire that injures or kills an ally.  Synonym: friendly fire.
3.
The murder of your sibling.






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"Fratricide" Quotes from Famous Books



... South African soil as a resting place after death, but those native outcasts, who in the country of their birth, as a penalty for the colour of their skin, are made by the Union Parliament to lead lives like that awarded to Cain for his crime of fratricide, they might, as in the case of that wandering family, be even denied a sepulchre ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

... Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm, THEREFORE the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day' (Deut 5:14,15). While many crimes are mentioned in patriarchal times, there is no complaint of Sabbath-breaking. We read of fratricide, drunkenness, lying, unbelief, theft, idolatry, slave-dealing, and other crimes, but no hint as to sanctifying or desecrating the Sabbath. At length, a few days before the giving of the law, a natural phenomenon ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

... may the sun behold Your final doom. Is not Electra here? That she with us may perish, nor her life For heavier doom and deeper woe reserve. 'Tis well,—I follow, priestess! Fratricide Is an old custom of our ancient house; And you, ye Gods, I thank, that ye resolve Childless to root me hence. Thee let me counsel To view too fondly neither sun nor stars. Come follow to the gloomy realms below! As dragons, gender'd in the sulphur ...
— Iphigenia in Tauris • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Words linked to "Fratricide" :   execution, murder, murderer, friendly fire, manslayer, fire, slaying, liquidator, firing



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