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Princeton's WordNet

  1. character assassination, assassination, blackwash(noun)

    an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

  2. assassination(noun)

    murder of a public figure by surprise attack


  1. assassination(Noun)

    killing or murder for political reasons

    The assassination of the king occurred at night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassination(noun)

    the act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence


  1. Assassination

    Assassination is the murder of a prominent person or political figure by a surprise attack, usually for payment or political reasons. A person who commits such an act is called an assassin. An assassination may be prompted by religious, ideological, political, or military motives; it may be carried out for the prospect of financial gain, to avenge a grievance, or from the desire to acquire fame or notoriety.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassination in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of assassination in a Sentence

  1. Qassem Soleimani:

    I shed no tears for Irans General Suleimani, but his assassination at Trumps personal order risks a massive Persian Gulf war and also violated both domestic and international law unless it was demonstrably necessary to prevent an imminent lethal attack by Suleimani.

  2. Frank Buckley:

    When somebody calls for the assassination of the president, there should be a response from the university, the right to free speech should not be respected if that speech calls for violence.

  3. Mark Galeotti:

    Russian intelligence agencies going back to the 19th Century have always been more willing than their western counterparts to carry out assassinations abroad, this culture, along with the geopolitical pressure on Russia and the increasing role the FSB has taken in operations abroad, all play a role in the Kremlin increasingly using assassination as a play in its toolbox.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I heard somewhere where they said the assassination of President Assad by United States. Never even discussed.

  5. Andrew Miltenberg:

    We remain confident in our position that Columbia violated Mr. Nungesser's rights, no individual should be victimized by a campaign of character assassination that is not only tolerated but promoted by the very institution that found him to be innocent.

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