follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

tyrannicide

[ti-ran-uh-sahyd, tahy-] /tɪˈræn əˌsaɪd, taɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of killing a tyrant.
2.
a person who kills a tyrant.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin tyrrannicīdium (def 1), tyrannicīda (def 2). See tyrant, -i- -cide
Related forms
tyrannicidal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tyrannicidal

tyrannicide

/tɪˈrænɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the killing of a tyrant
2.
a person who kills a tyrant
Derived Forms
tyrannicidal, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for tyrannicidal

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tyrannicidal