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fratricide

(1) The killing of one’s sibling.
(2) A rarely used term for a person who commits fratricide.

fratricide

(frăt′rĭ-sīd″) [L. fratricidium]
Murder of one's brother or sister.
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Such fratricidal therapies, which Lerner terms "fratricidins," would have several potential advantages.
More fearsomely, the sectarian and confessional fault-lines are fast getting mixed up into ethnic and tribal antipathies to make up of the fraternity a fireball of fratricidal holocaust.
The violence and devastation in Syria should stop immediately and we should work with renewed commitment for a just solution to this fratricidal conflict," he said on Sunday, calling for peace in Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon as well.
The memory of the fratricidal leadership contest in which the allegedly brilliant and statesmanlike David Miliband was robbed of the leadership by his younger brother is starting to fade.
There is a need for urgent endeavours to stop fratricidal conflict in the country," she concluded.
Indeed, I believe that now is also the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of the protracted and fratricidal war between Sudan and South Sudan, to the path of dialogue and diplomacy.
It makes no difference because it has been more of a fratricidal embarrassment than an election.
They were the places where backstage deals were done, and although the negotiations were often bloody and fratricidal - frank and open, in the time-honoured phrase - at the end, there would be a display of unity and comradeship to win the day.
In the immediate aftermath of the loss, a traditional path seemed to beckon: our normal bout of fratricidal feuding (literally, this time) followed only by the familiarly long march back to power.
In its frame, a young pediatrician, Natalia Stefanovic, traces her relationship with her beloved grandfather, a renowned physician, from her childhood to the near present as she visits a neighboring country, once "ours," to inoculate children orphaned "by our own soldiers" during the fratricidal war twelve years earlier.
Bitter envy turned the Bible's Cain and Pope Alexander VI's son Cesare Borgia into fratricidal killers.
Arabs, according to various Peretz quotations over the years (which I gathered for a 2007 piece on Peretz in The American Prospect), have been "violent, fratricidal, unreliable, primitive and crazed .