to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously.
to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously:
to -ss-ssinate a person’s character.
historical examples

gin you met this ganglin’ -ss-ssinator, 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 -ss-ssinator used.
warren commission (6 of 26): hearings vol. vi (of 15) the president’s commission on the -ss-ssination 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

1610s, from past participle stem of medieval latin -ss-ssinare (see -ss-ssin). of reputations, characters, etc., from 1620s. related: -ss-ssinated; -ss-ssinating.

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