2. [syn: friendly fire, fratricide]
3. the murder of your sibling;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fratricide \Frat"ri*cide\, n. [L. fratricidium a brother's
murder, fr. fratricida a brother's murderer; frater, fratris,
brother + caedere to kill: cf. F. fratricide.]
1. The act of one who murders or kills his own brother.
2. [L. fratricida: cf. F. fratricide.] One who murders or
kills his own brother.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who murders their brother or sister
2: fire that injures or kills an ally [syn: friendly fire,
3: the murder of your sibling
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "fratricide":
aborticide, fungicide, genocide, germicide, herbicide, homicide,
infanticide, insecticide, matricide, microbicide, parricide,
patricide, pesticide, regicide, rodenticide, sororicide, suicide,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
FRATRICIDE, criminal law. He who kills his brother or sister. The crime of
such a person is also called fratricide.