American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The killing of a king.
- n. One who kills a king.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A king-killer; one who puts a king to death; specifically, in English history, a member of the high court of justice constituted by Parliament for the trial of Charles I., by which he was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death in 1649.
- n. The killing of a king.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who kills or who murders a king; specifically (Eng. Hist.), one of the judges who condemned Charles I. to death.
- n. The killing or the murder of a king.
- n. someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
- n. the act of killing a king
- From Latin regis, genitive singular of rex ("king") + -cida ("killer") or -cidium ("act of killing"), both from caedo ("cut, beat, kill") (Wiktionary)
- Latin rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots + -cide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The King had wisely left the business to Parliament, and, when the circumstances of the times, and the sincere horror in which good men held what they called regicide and sacrilege are duly considered, it must be owned that Parliament acted with humanity and moderation.”
“King had wisely left the business to Parliament, and, when the circumstances of the times, and the sincere horror in which good men held what they called regicide and sacrilege are duly considered, it must be owned that Parliament acted with humanity and moderation.”
“Abidan’s justification for regicide is a deliberate satire of Cromwell’s views: ‘King!”
“The revisionist view of Cromwell as a liberator rather than a regicide was the work of Thomas Carlyle in the 1840s, and a result of Carlyle's friendship with Emerson.”
“Mencius refuses to classify as regicide the killing of the wicked king Zhou, on the grounds that he was not truly a king.”
“The judges are called regicide, because they tried and condemned a king.”
“For they say not regicide, that is, killing of a king, but tyrannicide, that is, killing of a tyrant, is lawful.”
“The death of a regicide was a sort of gala to these belles; while the lead was melting over the furnace, the iron pinchers heating in the fire, and the horses disposed for tearing asunder the four quarters of the victim of the laws, some of them amused themselves with an innocent game at cards, in sight of all these terrible preparations, from which a man of ordinary feeling would avert his looks with horror.”
“This clergyman, who is known as a "regicide," or king murderer, and who suffered a most terrible death in London on the accession of Charles II, succeeded Roger Williams in the church at”
“Paine evoked it against throne and altar, but the French royalists of the 1790s rallied "common sense" against regicide and atheism.”
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