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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Eleazar said a case of parricide is being readied against the suspect who is now locked up in a cell under the custody of the QCPD.
PARRICIDE A Murder of a parent or near relative B Wall of stones C Mercy killing who am I?
Comme ils ont eu a elucider une affaire de parricide mettant en cause un jeune en etat d'ebriete qui a tue son pere a Beni Douala apres les remontrances de ce dernier.
18) John scorns the Thebans--who supposedly required that all their citizens hunt--as a "polluted race" (gens foeda), which wallowed in the asocial sins of parricide, incest, and oath-breaking.
Marked by fratricide, attempted parricide, bloody hand-to-hand combat and ceaseless political intrigue, the energy of Brooks' novel rarely flags.
La victime vivait en France avec son fils parricide.
Parricide is illegal, but we suspect no one is going to be charged in the case of the federal mandate that has wound up killing its Massachusetts progenitor and model.
I select four stories for discussion of acquittal in Maupassant's work: "Rosalie Prudent," "Les Becasses," "L'Assassin," and "Un Parricide.
Selected from a May 2009 conference on Plato's dialogue in Benasque, Spain, 16 papers consider defining sophistry; whether parricide is a threat or reality, and mimesis, image, and logos.
L'imago paternelle et le parricide occupent dans l'oeuvre de Freud une place essentielle, marquee premierement par la figure de Laios et continuee retrospectivement par celle du Pere originaire.
This discussion is timely, as one can make the connection between this parricide and the attacks not only on Pope Benedict XVI over the pedophilia issue, but also on former popes such as Pius XII and his activities to aid victims of the Nazis.