Tyrannicide definition

tĭ-rănĭ-sīd
The killing of a tyrant or despot.
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One who kills a tyrant or despot.
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The act of killing a tyrant.
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A person who kills a tyrant.
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The killing of a tyrant.
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Someone who kills a tyrant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tyrannicide
Plural:
tyrannicides

Origin of tyrannicide

  • Greek turannos tyrant –cide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French tyrannicide, from Latin tyrannicīda.

    From Wiktionary