Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The killing of a tyrant or despot.
  • n. One who kills a tyrant or despot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The killing of a tyrant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of killing a tyrant.
  • n. One who kills a tyrant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who kills a tyrant.
  • n. The act of killing a tyrant; the putting a tyrannical ruler to death on account of his acts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. killing a tyrant

Etymologies

Greek turannos, tyrant + -cide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
tyrannus +‎ -cide (Wiktionary)

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