Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing the destruction of liberty; oppressive, liberticidal
  • n. The destruction of liberty.
  • n. One who causes the destruction of liberty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The destruction of civil liberty.
  • n. A destroyer of civil liberty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A destroyer of liberty.
  • n. Destruction of liberty.
  • That destroys liberty; liberticidal.

Etymologies

From French liberticide, coined around the time of the French Revolution. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Legislators and activists who opposed the legislation said it would represent a Big Brother intrusion on civil liberties - they called it "liberticide" - while the European Parliament last month adopted a nonbinding resolution that defines Internet access as an untouchable "fundamental freedom."

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines

  • That is how the usurpers get away with liberticide — incrementalism, at least until their control grid is completely in place.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obscenity Conviction for Adult-to-Adult Noncommercial E-mail About (Fantasy) Sex With Children:

  • I denounce the liberticide Brissot, the Girondist faction, the villainous committee of twenty-one in the National Assembly.

    The French Revolution - Volume 3

  • The major part of the clubs were filled with men, who formerly composed the revolutionary tribunals and societies; and their imprecations against kings, and their liberticide motions, made the Emperor fear, that he had revived the spirit of anarchy.

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I

  • But the hand of Heaven weighed heavily indeed on the machinations of this junto; producing collateral incidents, not arising out of the case, yet powerfully co-exciting the nation to force a regeneration of its government, and overwhelming, with accumulated difficulties, this liberticide resistance.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • A guard of Swiss stipendiaries is not enough for the liberticide schemes of the Capets.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution

  • But the hand of heaven weighed heavily indeed on the machinations of this junto; producing collateral incidents, not arising out of the case, yet powerfully co-exciting the nation to force a regeneration of its government, and overwhelming with accumulated difficulties, this liberticide resistance.

    Autobiography

  • These transactions, now recollected but as dreams of the night, were then sad realities; and nothing rescued us from their liberticide effect, but the unyielding opposition of those firm spirits who sternly maintained their post in defiance of terror, until their fellow citizens could be aroused to their own danger, and rally and rescue the standard of the constitution.

    The Anas

  • Unequivocal evidence, it was said, had been obtained of the liberticide intentions of Great Britain; and only the successes of freedom against tyranny, the triumphs of their magnanimous French brethren over slaves, had been the means of once more guaranteeing the independence of this country.

    The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States

  • These transactions, now recollected but as dreams of the night, were then sad realities; and nothing rescued us from their liberticide effect but the unyielding opposition of those firm spirits who sternly maintained their post, in defiance of terror, until their fellow citizens could be aroused to their own danger, and rally, and rescue the standard of the constitution.

    Miscellany

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