assassination definition

  • noun:
    • killing or murder for governmental reasons
    • The act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence.
    • The work of assassinating; the work, particularly of a hired emissary, of killing or murdering by surprise or secret assault; murder by treacherous violence.
    • an attack meant to destroy somebody's reputation
    • murder of a public figure by surprise attack

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