Assassinator



to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously.
to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously:
to assassinate a person’s character.
Historical Examples

Gin you met this ganglin’ assassinator, wha’d be for maister?
The Best Short Stories of 1917 Various

I think that the firing that was done could have been done with the type gun that they say the assassinator used.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

verb (transitive)
to murder (a person, esp a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack
to ruin or harm (a person’s reputation, etc) by slander
v.

1610s, from past participle stem of Medieval Latin assassinare (see assassin). Of reputations, characters, etc., from 1620s. Related: Assassinated; assassinating.

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