Definition of ASSASSIN


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders ;

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