Noun(1) someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king(2) the act of killing a king
(1) Brand Donnian a traitor, charge him with regicide .(2) These differences came to a head when a would-be regicide appealed for assistance from the society.(3) Enlarged by many newly readmitted members who had held aloof from the act of regicide , it settled into a more prolonged and conservative regime than the army had ever envisaged.(4) A 5th Century AD dynastic drama was played out here, centred on a usurper of the throne named Kasyapa - the tale of regicide and revenge is equal to anything in Shakespeare.(5) But the vision of a new world soon darkened, as constitution-making gave way to mob rule, regicide , terror, atheism, and then military dictatorship.(6) In absolutist France, for instance, criminals were publicly tortured and executed, and the book begins with a detailed and thoroughly gruesome account of the punishment of a regicide in 1757.(7) The second and third consuls offer a good example of the consular ralliement: CambacÔö£┬«rÔö£┬┐s was a regicide , while Lebrun was a royal servant under the Ancien RÔö£┬«gime.(8) The 55th anniversary of one such regicide passed three days ago.(9) In the earlier 20th century the play's structural kinship with two plays about regicide , Richard III and, especially, Macbeth, was frequently noted.(10) Did singing a regicidal song mean that the singer was himself a regicide ?(11) 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.(12) As Exton offers the usurper, now King Henry IV, the body of the dead king he lays claim to a reward for regicide .(13) In the later years of the correspondence, there was another major factor: his younger brother was arrested in 1928 for attempted regicide .(14) It's easier to believe that Macbeth meets three witches in the forest that goad him to regicide than it is to accept that Romeo and Juliet actually love one another.(15) Soon after his death, propagandists began to construct a myth of Scrope as a latter-day Thomas Becket, martyred for his exposure of Henry IV's perjury, regicide and tyrannical rule.(16) Similarly, the political realities forced upon a nation suffering the after-effects of civil war and regicide were sobering indeed.
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