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vaticide

[vat-uh-sahyd] /ˈvæt əˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a person who murders a prophet.
2.
the act of killing a prophet.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cide
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vaticide

/ˈvætɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
(rare)
  1. the murder of a prophet
  2. a person guilty of this
Word Origin
C18: from Latin vātēs prophet + -cide
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