Definition of regicide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪsaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪsaɪd//
[uncountable, countable] (formal) Types of crime
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the crime of killing a king or queen; a person who is guilty of this crime See related entries: Types of crime Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin rex, reg- ‘king’ + -cide, probably suggested by French régicide.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regicide