307. Parents


See also 15. ANCESTORS ; 77. CHILDREN ; 153. FATHER ; 204. HEREDITY ; 281. MOTHER .

compaternity
the spiritual relationship between godparents, or between them and the actual parents of a child.
filiation
1. the f act or condition of being a son or daughter.
2. the relation of child to parent, especially father.
matricide
1. the killing of one’s mother.
2. a person who has killed his mother. —matricidal, adj.
parentalism
1. the behavior of a parent.
2. the assumption by a nonparent of superior authority over a child; paternalism.
parentation
Archaic. the performance of funeral rituals for one’s parents.
parenticide
the crime of parricide.
parricide
1. the act of killing one’s parent or other close relative.
2. a person who has killed his parent. — parricidal, adj.
patricide
1. the killing of one’s father.
2. a person who has killed his father. — patricidal, adj.

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