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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a person who murders their brother or sister;

2. fire that injures or kills an ally;
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. [L. fratricida: cf. F. fratricide.] One who murders or kills his own brother. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fratricide n 1: a person who murders their brother or sister 2: fire that injures or kills an ally [syn: friendly fire, fratricide] 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, uxoricide, vermicide
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.