Murder (an important person) for political or religious reasons: the organization’s leader had been assassinated four months before the coup
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- Political opponents were assassinated, women were raped before being mutilated and killed.
- It was the first time in modern history a Dutch political leader was assassinated.
- Absolutely none of which is a reason to assassinate anyone.
murder, kill, execute, slaughter, butcher, liquidate, eliminate, exterminate, terminate
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin assassinat- 'killed', from the verb assassinare, from assassinus (see assassin).
Words that rhyme with assassinatederacinate, fascinate
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