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

First Known Use of tyrannicide

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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