tyrannicidal


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ty·ran·ni·cide

 (tĭ-răn′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The killing of a tyrant or despot.
2. One who kills a tyrant or despot.

[Greek turannos, tyrant + -cide.]

ty·ran′ni·ci′dal (-sīd′l) adj.
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