fratricide


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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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In the same year in another case of fratricide incident, Sepoy Ritender opened fired on his fellow colleague Sepoy Mukesh Tiwari at Rashtriya Rifles Unit in border belt of Kala in Noushera sector of the distric Rajouri killing him on spot.
Some of the study's conclusions are striking and worthy of analysis outside the narrow problem of fratricide, including the fact that in avoiding fratricide, it appears that the quality of teamwork is more important than the quantity of team activities.
BAE Systems' IFF products have been helping to reduce the chance of fratricide in combat operations for more than 70 years.
She, however, said terrorism had crept in the name of Tamil Eelam which had even resulted in fratricide.
The president said: "We hope Mullah Mohammad Omar joins the peace process, gives up fratricide, gives up bombings and blasts, stops causing casualties to Afghanistan's children, women and men.
We hope Mullah Mohammad Omar Akhund joins the peace process, gives up fratricide, gives up bombings and blasts, stops causing casualties to Afghanistan's children, women and men," he said, referring to the leader of the Taliban.
His situational awareness and ability to act was directly responsible for avoiding a possible fratricide.
The ENVGs provide Soldiers clearer night and day vision and faster threat recognition, which reduces collateral damage and fratricide.
The latter mirrored my view when he wrote that he "couldn't have been less surprised" when he learned of the fratricide in Baghdad.
Therefore, the listener should be prepared for a bloody story that includes violence and sex, fratricide, cannibalism, betrayal, murder, and other forms of brutality.
In some 1,500 pages of White House e-mail messages and other documents about Corporal Tillman, there is not a single mention of fratricide.
We found out, months after that dusty April night, that what killed Pat Tillman in Afghanistan was not enemy fire, but fratricide, jargon for friendly fire, jargon for his fellow troops.