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Noun: assassin  u'sa-sin
  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";
    - assassinator, bravo
  2. A member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

Derived forms: assassins

Type of: liquidator, manslayer, Moslem, murderer, Muslim

Encyclopedia: Assassin