The Killing of a King
The killing of a king crossword clue. QUICK CROSSWORD at Scottish Daily Mail on 23 May 2017. 8 letters
The answer is REGICIDE
The broad definition of regicide (Latin regis “of king” + cida “killer” or cidium “killing”) is the deliberate killing of a monarch, or the person responsible for the killing of a person of royalty. In a narrower sense, in the British tradition, it refers to the judicial execution of a king after a trial, reflecting the historical precedent of the trial and execution of Charles I of England. More broadly, it can also refer to the killing of an emperor or any other reigning sovereign.