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1. The killing of one's parent (patricide or matricide).
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. parricidium, killing of close kin]
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Third, parricidal Spanish American authors can create a new aesthetic.
Killer asteroids or parricidal robots seem more plausible than species-cide.
Though much of its sacred import is dissipated in the antics of the characters, its parodic, sacrilegious treatment displaced and hidden in the sophomoric comedy of the hypertext, yet it reemerges in the parricidal motif of the Oedipal extension of the narrative, whose elucidation in the context of the whole novel calls for an intertexual reading.