assassin (n.)

  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

    [ Syn: assassinator , bravo ]

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

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