fratricide fratricide  /f ˈræ trə ˌsaɪd/


  1. (n) a person who murders their brother or sister
  2. (n) fire that injures or kills an ally
  3. (n) the murder of your sibling


  1. Leave the fratricide to the Democrats; leave the theological weight lifting to Forbes and Keyes and Bauer and Quayle.
  2. Ford continued to grapple with problems of fratricide within his own staff, mainly between his recent appointees and Nixon holdovers.
  3. Then the brothers abandoned fraternity for fratricide.


  • Religion briefs

    Rev. John Nichols will lead the service at First Parish in Wayland on Sept. 15, speaking on “The Trial of Cain.” Was Cain truly responsible for humanity’s first fratricide? Is anyone responsible? First Parish, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, extends a warm invitation to those interested in attending services, which begin at 10 a.m.
    on September 14, 2013     Source: The Lincoln Journal


  1. "Revealing that Pat's death was a fratricide would have been yet another political disaster in a month of political disasters ...... so the truth needed to be suppressed," Tillman said.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Pat Tillman Source:

  2. "The concealment of Corp. Tillman's fratricide caused millions of Americans to question the integrity of our government, yet no one will tell us when and how the White House learned the truth," said Waxman, D-Calif.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I thought I did notify LTG Kensinger that there was a potential for fratricide and that we were beginning an investigation but can not recall the specific conversation," Nixon wrote in an e-mail message.
    on Nov 9, 2006 By: Richard Nixon Source: ktla 5

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