- Murder (an important person) for political or religious reasons: the organization’s leader had been assassinated four months before the coupMore example sentences
- 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.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin assassinat- 'killed', from the verb assassinare, from assassinus (see assassin).