Deicide

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deicide One concerned in putting Christ to death.
    • Deicide The act of killing a being of a divine nature; particularly, the putting to death of Jesus Christ. "Earth profaned, yet blessed, with deicide ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deicide One who kills a god; specifically, one concerned in crucifying Jesus Christ.
    • n deicide The act of killing a god; specifically, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deicide dē′i-sīd the killing of a god: the putting to death of Jesus Christ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deicida, a deicide (in sense 2); deus, god + cædere, to cut, kill: cf. F. déicide,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a supposed Low L. form deicidiumdeus, a god, and cædĕre, to kill.

Usage

In literature:

Besides this, the public mind in those days of bigotry was naturally filled with a deep antipathy against the Jewish deicides.
"Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period" by Paul Lacroix
Associated Words: dominical, Christology, Christian, deicide, bambino, kenosis, psilanthropist, psilanthropy, Antichrist, christocentric, pieta.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The celebrants of Deicidal masses dissemble and declare themselves devoted to Christ.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
And such a one is a deicide.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
Jewish persecution had its completion in the ruin of the deicide city.
"Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom" by T. W. Allies
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In news:

Deicide's Four Horsemen Ride On.
IN 1995, DEICIDE FUCKING ROCKED.
An all-white one deicides to pinch some of his neighbours food.
Minus the Bear, Deicide, Bomb the Music Industry and More in This Week's New Show Announcements.
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