After the first speech the accused, unless charged with parricide, was at liberty to withdraw into exile (Poll.
He was on the way to suppress a revolt in Swabia when he was murdered on the st of May 1308, at Windisch on the Reuss, by his nephew John, afterwards called "the Parricide," whom he had deprived of his inheritance.
477, Kasyapa the Parricide built his palace, and thought to find an inaccessible refuge from his enemies.
It was then that the parricide prepared his defence.
(628); but the parricide died in a few months and absolute chaos resulted.
Apollo, who has urged Orestes to parricide and has himself expiated the crime of slaying the dragon, is able to purify others in similar case.
The account of the manner in which the Buddha is said to have overcome the wicked devices of this apostate cousin and his parricide protector is quite legendary; but the general fact of Ajatasattu's opposition to the new sect and of his subsequent conversion may be accepted.