regicide

noun reg·i·cide \ ˈre-jə-ˌsīd \

Definition of regicide

1 :a person who kills a king
2 :the killing of a king

regicidal

play \ˌre-jə-ˈsī-dᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of regicide

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


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regicide

noun

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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