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1The killer of a god.
- 1.1The killing of a god.‘Of course, priests have preached deicide from the pulpits and biblical commentaries have explained it.’
- ‘Actually, it's a bit hazy on whether it was deicide or suicide.’
- ‘In particular, I never heard any accusation of deicide directed against my people.’
- ‘Their sin is not deicide any more.’
- 1.1The killing of a god.
Early 17th century from ecclesiastical Latin deicida ‘killer of a god’, or directly from Latin deus ‘god’+ -cide.
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