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liberticide

[li-bur-tuh-sahyd]
noun
  1. destruction of liberty.
  2. a person who destroys liberty.
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Origin of liberticide

First recorded in 1785–95; liberty + -cide
Related formsli·ber·ti·cid·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • A guard of Swiss stipendiaries is not enough for the liberticide schemes of the Capets.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I

    Alphonse de Lamartine


British Dictionary definitions for liberticide

liberticide

noun
  1. a destroyer of freedom
  2. the destruction of freedom
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Derived Formsliberticidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for liberticide

n.

1793, from liberty + -cide.

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