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 and Etymology 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)


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