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  • n. Plural form of regicide.

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Examples

  • Carnot, Letourneaux de la Manche, and Larévellière-Lépeaux, -- all had voted for the death of Louis XVI, and were so-called regicides; but, while varying widely in character and ability, they were all, excepting Barras, true to their convictions.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.)

  • The regicides were a common enemy, and as such given up.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12)

  • Vengeance was taken on such of the "regicides," the judges of _Charles I_., as could be caught, and on the bodies of _Cromwell_, _Ireton_, and _Bradshaw_.

    Outline of Universal History

  • "regicides" and many abusive epithets, remembering the fate of

    History of Holland

  • England in Cromwell's time took refuge in Virginia, and were hospitably entertained, while the "regicides" (the judges who condemned Charles I) fled to Massachusetts and were concealed from their pursuers.]

    A Brief History of the United States

  • I was six when I first saw the autopsy photos of the unfortunate victims of Jack the Ripper, in a book that collected together profiles of the most infamous criminals in history, from regicides to infanticides, swindlers and outlaws, robbers and murderers.

    A flood of dark memories « Write Anything

  • The party conference and the run-up to the election are vital for both men: the Liberal Democrats is no longer the party of bearded elbow-padded Tweeds, but one of seasoned regicides.

    Liberal moment or Liberal Democrat dilemma?

  • Yes, he wrote, some of his coreligionists practice usury and can be unpleasant to do business with, but he then asked if one should condemn a whole group for the practices of the few: The Polish, French, English, Irish and Portuguese, are they all responsible for the massacres and regicides committed by some scoundrels of their nation?

    Emancipation

  • According to some sources the body of Oliver Cromwell and two other regicides was placed in a pit on the site of the Square.

    Promenades Through London: Bloomsbury | Edwardian Promenade

  • He was bitter against the regicides and the supporters of the previous government, trying to restrict the scope of the Act of Indemnity.

    AS SEEN ON TV: WILLIAM PRYNNE

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