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regicide (noun) the act of killing a king or a queen; a person who does it.

Regicide is the crime of the murder of a king or a queen. A person who commits such a crime is also a regicide.

  • History is full of the examples of regicide as there are always ambitious people who desire kingly power and who do not hesitate to commit the murder of a king or queen and rule in their place.
  • Much usurpation in history is through regicides. It is by murdering the reigning ruler that a number of others became the rulers in their place.
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