regicide

[rej-uh-sahyd]
noun
1.
the killing of a king.
2.
a person who kills a king or is responsible for his death, especially one of the judges who condemned Charles I of England to death.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin rēg-, stem of rēx king + -i- + -cide

regicidal, adjective
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regicide (ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the killing of a king
2.  a person who kills a king
 
[C16: from Latin rēx king + -cide]
 
regi'cidal
 
adj

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regicide
1548, formed from L. rex (gen. regis) "king" on model of suicide (q.v.).
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Panicky regicide rarely results in satisfactory outcomes.
Regicide is a viable option that minimizes collateral casualties.
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