Definition of "tyrannicide" [ty•ran•ni•ci•de]

  • (noun) The killing of a tyrant or despot.
  • (noun) One who kills a tyrant or despot.

Use "tyrannicide" in a sentence

  • "The parliament itself of Paris, the tribunal of justice, heard the harangues of the duke's advocate in defence of assassination, which he termed tyrannicide; and that assembly, partly influenced by faction, partly overawed by power, pronounced no sentence of condemnation against this detestable doctrine. ["
  • "For extreme cases some, he tells us, have suggested tyrannicide, that is, execution by private persons."
  • "The sixth is, when the commands are grievous; and they account him that commandeth grievous things, a tyrant; and tyrannicide, that is, the killing of a tyrant, not only lawful, but also laudable."

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