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Assassin

Assassin Meaning & Definition
Assassin Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Assassin?

[n] a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Assassin: assassinator | bravo

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See Also | Booth | John Wilkes Booth | Lee Harvey Oswald | liquidator | manslayer | murderer | Oswald

Assassin In Webster's Dictionary

\As*sas"sin\, n. [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. `hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief.] One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.
\As*sas"sin\, v. t. To assassinate. [Obs.] --Stillingfleet.

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