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."
"In the devil's name what is this?" 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
Queen Anne (1665-1714) was not charismatic, brilliant or beautiful, but under her rule, England rose from the chaos of regicide, civil war and revolution to the cusp of global supremacy.
It never fails to astonish in its grandeur, written in the aftermath of civil war and regicide.
Following a trial, the prince was declared sane by medical experts during the act of assassination, and was then convicted of regicide. As a consequence, he was beheaded in the public square in Riyadh.
The year is 1793, just one removed from the regicide of Swedish King Gustav III, mere months after French King Louis XVI had a date with a guillotine, soon to be followed by his queen consort Marie Antoinette.
Mayhew's first political pamphlet, Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission, affirmed the acceptability of regicide against Charles I and asserted the right of all subjects to resist "rulers who thwart God's will" (55).
LINGFIELD: 1.00 Sonnet Rose, 1.40 Al Khan, 2.20 Night Story, 3.00 Regicide, 3.40 Crown Walk, 4.20 Regina Nostra, 5.00 Dolly Mixture.