Dictionary

tyrannicide

noun ty·ran·ni·cide \tə-ˈra-nə-ˌsīd, tī-\

Definition of TYRANNICIDE

1
:  the act of killing a tyrant
2
:  the killer of a tyrant

Origin of TYRANNICIDE

in sense 1, from French, from Latin tyrannicidium, from tyrannus + -i- + -cidium -cide (killing); in sense 2, from French, from Latin tyrannicida, from tyrannus + -i- + -cida -cide (killer)
First Known Use: 1650

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: tyrannidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tyrannicidalAll Words Near: tyrannicide
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears