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matricide

Legal Definition of matricide

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Definition of matricide

Etymology

    matri- +‎ -cide

Noun

matricide (plural matricides)

  1. The killing of one's mother.

    Gerald committed matricide; he strangled his mother.

  2. A person who kills his or her mother.

    Nancy was a matricide, it happened four years ago.

Further reading

Matricide is the act of killing one's mother. As for any type of killing, motives can vary significantly.

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