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1    the act of killing either of one's parents  
2    a person who kills his parent  
     (C16: from Latin parricidium murder of a parent or relative, and from parricida one who murders a relative, from parri- (element related to Greek peos kinsman) + -cidium, -cida -cide)  
  parricidal      adj  
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