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tyrannicide

[ti-ran-uh-sahyd, tahy-]
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noun
  1. the act of killing a tyrant.
  2. 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
Related formsty·ran·ni·cid·al, adjective
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tyrannicide

noun
  1. the killing of a tyrant
  2. a person who kills a tyrant
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Derived Formstyrannicidal, adjective
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