Definition of assassination in English:


Syllabification: as·sas·si·na·tion
Pronunciation: /əˌsasəˈnāSHən


  • The action of assassinating someone: the assassination of President Kennedy [as modifier]: a failed assassination attempt a wave of bombings and assassinations
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    • We are talking of torture and extrajudicial executions or assassinations.
    • It has also raised fears that political assassinations are making a comeback as a way to eliminate opposition figures.
    • The world has witnessed innumerable political assassinations but few have had earthshaking consequences.
    murder, killing, slaughter, homicide; political execution, elimination
    informal hit
    literary slaying

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