Definitions for Assassinəˈsæs ɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•sas•sinəˈsæs ɪn(n.)

  1. a murderer, esp. one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons.

  2. (cap.) one of an order of Muslim fanatics, active in Persia and Syria c1090–1272, whose chief object was to assassinate Crusaders.

    Category: Western History

Origin of assassin:

1525–35; < ML assassinī (pl.) < Ar ḥashshāshīn lit., eaters of hashish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassin, assassinator, bravo(noun)

    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. assassin(noun)

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


  1. assassin(Noun)

    A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.

  2. assassin(Noun)

    Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.

  3. assassin(Noun)

    Any ruthless killer.

  4. assassin(Verb)

    To assassinate.

  5. Origin: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassin(noun)

    one who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense

  2. Assassin(verb)

    to assassinate


  1. Assassin

    Jeffrey Campbell, better known as Assassin and sometimes as Agent Sasco, Agent 006 or Agent 00, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.

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a person who assassinates.

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