regicide

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noun reg·i·cide \ˈre-jə-ˌsīd\

Definition of regicide

  1. 1 :  a person who kills a king

  2. 2 :  the killing of a king

regicidal

play \ˌre-jə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of regicide

Latin reg-, rex king + English -cide — more at royal


First Known Use: 1548


REGICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

regicide

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noun reg·i·cide \ˈre-jə-ˌsīd\

Definition of regicide for English Language Learners

  • : the crime of killing a king or queen

  • : someone who kills a king or queen


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