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matricide n

[Latin matricidium, from matr- mater mother + -cidium killing]
1 : the murder of a mother by her son or daughter
2 Latin matricida, from matr- + -cida killer
: a person who murders his or her mother

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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