Definitions of assassination

  1. an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of slaying in secret or by surprise; murder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of assassinating; secret or treacherous murder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The act of assassinating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The act of murdering by secret violence or by surprise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for assassination

  1. It is impossible to imagine that such a person would commit an assassination or even countenance one, for any or all of the reasons that present themselves. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  2. The steps I had then taken alarmed the jealousy of the French; rewards were offered for me, and I narrowly escaped assassination on more than one occasion. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman