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Word: regicide

Definition: murder of a king or queen


Sentences Containing 'regicide'

A powerful and righteous 8th-century king named Alobar narrowly escapes regicide at the hands of his own subjects, as it is their custom to kill the king at the first sign of aging.
As a regicide his estate was confiscated by the government after the Restoration under the provisions of the Indemnity and Oblivion Act. Family.
The newspaper struggled in its first three years until the 10 June 1903 regicide of King Aleksandar Obrenović in the neighbouring Kingdom of Serbia, which the paper reported on extensively and consequently achieved enormous popularity.
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