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 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 ?
I am not speaking of regicide, I am speaking about ideas.
Yes: ideas of robbery, murder, and regicide," again interjected an ironical voice.
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.
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?
Thoughts on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace' (with France) he died in
The University's Labour Students Club appeared to publish a tweet which said: "It is 369 years since the execution of Charles I, Happy Regicide Day comrades
According to them, it was meant to be "tongue in cheek" comment and that they do not advocate regicide.
Seems the Queen finds these accidental regicide attempts amusing.
The order of the national anthems was reversed, leading thousands of French fans to put aside centuries of rivalry, war and their own history of regicide in a moment of cross-Channel solidarity.
The defeat was a terrible blow to British royalism, but revulsion against regicide brought about a new monarchism.
In Architettura di una chimera, Enrico Tuccinardi and Salvatore Mazzariello suggest instead that far from an individual act of revenge, Umberto's regicide was a complex event that must be understood as part of a broader political scheme of different but "convergent interests"--an affair that involved, in intricate ways, anarchists from both sides of the ocean, socialists, and even nostalgic Bourbons (p.