tyrannicide :

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  • n  killing a tyrant

  • The main flaw in the tyrannicide argument these days, of course, is that the current brand of murder-by-government has nothing to do with tyrannicide.
  • Americans who are squeamish about political assassinations may be surprised to learn that one advocate of tyrannicide was Abraham Lincoln, himself the victim of an assassin's bullet.
  • Though a natural target for tyrannicide, Charles IX died of tuberculosis at the age of 23; but his brother Henry III, who was responsible for a couple of assassinations of his .

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