Internecine

In`ter*ne"cine

(?), a. [L. internecinus deadly, murderous, fr. internecare to kill, to slaughter; inter between + necare to kill; akin to Gr. dead. See Necromancy.] 1. Involving, or accompanied by, mutual slaughter; mutually destructive.
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Internecine quarrels, horrible tumults, stain the streets with blood.
Motley.
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2. Of or pertaining to internal conflicts within a group; as, internecine quarrels.
Syn. -- intramural.
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