regicide


reg·i·cide

noun \ˈre-jə-ˌsīd\

: the crime of killing a king or queen

: someone who kills a king or queen

Full Definition of REGICIDE

1
:  a person who kills a king
2
:  the killing of a king
reg·i·ci·dal \ˌre-jə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin of REGICIDE

Latin reg-, rex king + English -cide — more at royal
First Known Use: circa 1548

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