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Definition of "fratricidal" [frat•ri•ci•dal]

  • Of or pertaining to fratricide (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fratricidal" in a sentence
  • "The turbulent republic had recently almost dissolved in fratricidal civil war."
  • "'This,' says the _Courier_, 'has been called a fratricidal war by some, by others an irrepressible conflict between freedom and slavery."
  • "Throughout a long and disastrous war, sometimes referred to as a fratricidal war, during which this fair land was drenched in blood, and also during which aforesaid war numerous frightful blunders were made which are fast coming to the surface -- through the courtesy of participants in said war who have patiently waited for those who blundered to die off, and now admit that said participants who are dead did blunder exceedingly throughout all this long and deadly struggle for the supremacy of liberty and right -- as I was about to say when my mind began to wobble, the"
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