meaning of ASSASSINATION

ASSASSINATION meaning in General Dictionary

The act of assassinating a killing by treacherous assault

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  • murder of a public figure by surprise attack
  • an attack designed to ruin a person's reputation
  • The act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence.

ASSASSINATION meaning in Law Dictionary

Murder committed for hire, without provocation or cause of resentment provided to the murderer by the person upon whom the criminal activity is dedicated. Ersk. Inst. 4, 4, 4."i. A murder committed treacherously, or by stealth or shock, or by lying in hold off.


ASSASSINATION meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, noun of activity from assassinate (v.).


ASSASSINATION meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence.


Sentence Examples with the word ASSASSINATION

By dint of playing off his enemies against each other and by means of treachery, assassination and hard fighting, Sivaji won for the Mahrattas practical supremacy in western India.

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