What does the word regicide mean?

Usage examples for regicide

  1. The king certainly had no doubt of it; he found himself obliged to remove them; and the necessity, which first obliged him to choose such regicide ministers constrained him to replace them by Dumouriez the Jacobin, and some others of little efficiency, though of a better description. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. As His Holiness was not so particular with regard to other persons who, like Fouche, were both apostate priests and regicide subjects, the following is reported to be the cause of his aversion and obduracy: In November, 1793, the remains of a wretch of the name of Challiers- justly called, for his atrocities, the Murat of Lyons- were ordered by Fouche, then a representative of the people in that city, to be produced and publicly worshipped; and, under his particular auspices, a grand fete was performed to the memory of this republican martyr, who had been executed as an assassin. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. He was a commissioner of the High Court of Justice and a regicide. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn