[ UK /ɹɪd‍ʒˈɪsa‍ɪd/ ]
  1. the act of killing a king
  2. someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
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How To Use regicide In A Sentence

  • The hero of Dostoevsky's novel - Rodion Raskolnikov - is not a regicide in deed but in word.
  • Sir Purbeck Temple, testifying against the regicides in 1660, alleged that ‘the people cried out: ‘What, do you carry the King in a common Sedan, as they carry such as have the Plague?’’
  • There was an immediate clampdown on any subject that smacked of regicide and the San Carlo attempted to foist on Verdi its own re-write of the libretto.
  • King had wisely left the business to Parliament, and, when the circumstances of the times, and the sincere horror in which good men held what they called regicide and sacrilege are duly considered, it must be owned that Parliament acted with humanity and moderation. Life of John Milton
  • Indubitable evidences of an ancient custom of ritual regicide have been found over a great portion of the globe.
  • His most influential interpreter carried his ideas further, even to the justification of regicide.
  • Did singing a regicidal song mean that the singer was himself a regicide?
  • Abidan’s justification for regicide is a deliberate satire of Cromwell’s views: ‘King! Schwarz 1 - Criticism - Critical Contexts
  • The 55th anniversary of one such regicide passed three days ago.
  • The second and third consuls offer a good example of the consular ralliement: Cambacérès was a regicide, while Lebrun was a royal servant under the Ancien Régime.
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