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(n) killing of the king. Origin: L regis, king + -cide, to kill The whole world was shocked when in 2001, Nepal's Crown Prince Dipendra killed his father-the king, his mother, his sister, his younger brother and then himself in a drunken rage at a family dinner. The entire royal family was wiped off in a few minutes. The reason behind the regicide was said to be the queen's staunch opposition to Dipendra's choice of his bride.

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