regicide


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reg·i·cide

 (rĕj′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The killing of a king.
2. One who kills a king.

[Latin rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -cide.]

reg′i·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

regicide

(ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. the killing of a king
2. a person who kills a king
[C16: from Latin rēx king + -cide]
ˌregiˈcidal adj

reg•i•cide

(ˈrɛdʒ əˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the killing of a king.
2. a person who kills a king or is responsible for his death.
[1540–50; < Latin rēg-, s. of rēx king + -i- + -cide]
reg`i•cid′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regicide - someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
2.regicide - the act of killing a king
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Translations
regicid
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regicide

[ˈredʒɪsaɪd] N
1. (= act) → regicidio m
2. (= person) → regicida mf

regicide

[ˈrɛdʒɪsaɪd] n
(= murder) → régicide m
(= murderer) → régicide mf

regicide

n (= act)Königsmord m; (= person)Königsmörder(in) m(f)

regicide

[ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd] n (frm) (crime) → regicidio; (person) → regicida m/f
References in classic literature ?
Some condemned soldier, perhaps," suggested Athos, "whom they have pardoned at the price of regicide.
muttered Sir William Howe to a gentleman beside him; "a procession of the regicide judges of King Charles the martyr?
For instance, you make no mention of the good knight Sir Richard Saltonstall, nor of the famous Hugh Peters, nor of those old regicide judges, Whalley, Goffe, and Dixwell.
I am not speaking of regicide, I am speaking about ideas.
Yes: ideas of robbery, murder, and regicide," again interjected an ironical voice.
Thoughts on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace' (with France) he died in
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The events in the years that followed turned France into a by-word for extremism, bloodshed, terror, regicide, despotism and political turmoil.
It meant, however, that the advocates of that communal political ideology which the author terms "civic republicanism" were cautious about the r-word with all its connotations of regicide in the case of the French and English Revolutions and fratricidal strife in the American.
Perhaps they realise the irony in religiously honouring a murderer and regicide.
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