tyrannicide


ty·ran·ni·cide

noun \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

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