Main meanings of legicide in English

: legicide1legicide2

legicide1

Pronunciation /ˈlɛdʒɪsʌɪd/

noun

North American
  • The action or an act of destroying or undermining the authority of the law; (also) the act of defeating or preventing the passage of a particular piece of legislation.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Answere to Earle of Straffords Oration. From classical Latin lēgi-, alternative stem of lēx law + -cide, originally after regicide.

Main meanings of legicide in English

: legicide1legicide2

legicide2

Pronunciation /ˈlɛdʒɪsʌɪd/

noun

  • A person who destroys, or undermines the authority of, the law; (after the 19th century) specifically a person who vetoes, repeals, or puts an end to a particular law.

    Only in occasional use; in early use with (explicit or implicit) contrast to regicide.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Tutchin (d. 1707), political writer. From classical Latin lēgi-, alternative stem of lēx law + -cide, originally after regicide.