[ ti-ran-uh-sahyd, tahy- ]
/ tɪˈræn əˌsaɪd, taɪ- /


the act of killing a tyrant.
a person who kills a tyrant.


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Origin of tyrannicide

1640–50; < Latin tyrrannicīdium (def 1), tyrannicīda (def 2). See tyrant, -i- -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM tyrannicide

ty·ran·ni·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tyrannicide

/ (tɪˈrænɪˌsaɪd) /


the killing of a tyrant
a person who kills a tyrant

Derived forms of tyrannicide

tyrannicidal, adjective
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