parricide


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parricide

1. the act of killing either of one's parents
2. a person who kills his parent
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Analysis of the Canadian data (1962 to 1985) indicates a positive correlation between parricide rates and criminal violence rates (r = .
Dawe, Oedipus's harmartia (error) lies not in his parricide or incest but rather in his determination at whatever cost to discover the truth about Laius' death: "It is [Oedipus'] very excellences which make his downfall so profoundly disturbing to the student of right and wrong.
Actions to pardon two other battered children who are serving prison sentences for parricide are in the works.
390 of the Penal Code with the following: "He who, with knowledge of their relationship, kills his father, mother or child or any other of his ancestors or descendents or kills the man with whom he is or was joined as a spouse or cohabiting partner or through any other intimate relationship, will be committing the crime of parricide and will be punished with the greatest possible sentence in its highest degree to prison in perpetuity.
20) Let's admit from the outset that fratricide coupled to usurpation and compounded by parricide certainly disrupts what we might call our dearest filial and domestic ties.
Le meurtre en famille: parricide et infanticide en Chine, XVIIIe-XIXe siecle.
Entries on victims of domestic violence include discussion of battered wives, battered husbands, parricide, dating violence, and domestic violence in the workplace.
Ben Jonson's Volpone, a par excellence 'parasitic' comedy insofar as it is based on the theme of various characters trying to become the most obsequious parasites, establishes an intriguing connection between parricide and parasite, whose pronunciations are more or less identical.
Seneca wrote to Nero about a father who had shown his clemency to a son who had made an attempt on his life: 'satisfying himself with exile--and a luxurious exile--he detained the parricide at Massalia and gave him the same liberal allowance that he had before' (Cl.
Whereas incest and parricide are the foretold destiny of Oedipus, that which causes his tragedy and Jocasta's destruction, here incest and parricide are by-products of the institution of slavery.
If weakness may excuse, What murderer, what traitor, parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it?