assassin assassin  /ə ˈsæ sən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
  2. (n) a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

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Usage(s):

  1. The President of Mexico sat facing an assassin who had just murdered the President Elect.
  2. In this online exclusive interview, Gopal Godse, co-conspirator in Gandhi's assassination and brother of the assassin, looks back in anger--and without regret.
  3. The assassin's Afghan origin might explain his motivebut Afghanistan hastily pointed out that he had been driven out of Afghanistan in 1944 for conspiring against the government.

News

  1. Vince Flynn, author of Mitch Rapp thriller series, dead from cancer

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Vince Flynn, the best-selling author of the Mitch Rapp series of political thrillers that includes "American Assassin" and "The Last Man," died on Wednesday at age 47 after a battle with prostate cancer, his representatives said. Flynn, who turned to writing as a way of fighting his dyslexia, died at a hospital in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Ubisoft explains why multiplayer naval battles won't be featured in ACIV

    Assassin's Creed director says Ubisoft experimented with naval warfare multiplayer mode, but studio could not get it to "good enough level."
    on June 19, 2013     Source: GameSpot

  3. Ubisoft has three ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games currently in development

    Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells Kotaku that there are three 'Assassin's Creed' games in development right now. The company hopes to continue to avoid franchise fatigue by giving its studios the time and freedom to innovate within the series.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

Quotes

  1. In 1996, they were supposed to meet for a TV appearance, but Stingley called it off after being told it was to publicize Tatum's book: "Final Confessions of NFL Assassin Jack Tatum."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Darryl Stingley Source: Forbes

  2. "He is an assassin, he is a secret agent, and that reflects a certain lifestyle, which is lonely," said Forster.
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Marc Forster Source: Hindu

  3. "I call David West the 17-foot assassin," Paul said.
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Chris Paul Source: NBA.com

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