Definitions of assassination

  1. an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. murder of a public figure by surprise attack Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of slaying in secret or by surprise; murder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Secret murder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The act of assassinating; secret or treacherous murder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of assassinating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. 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.
  9. Murder committed for hire, without provocation or cause of resentment given to the murderer by the person upon whom the crime is committed. Ersk. Inst. 4, 4, 4."i. A murder committed treacherously, or by stealth or surprise, or by lying in wait. thelawdictionary.org
  10. Crim. law. A murder committed by an assassin. By assassination is understood a murder committed for hire in money, without any provocation or cause of resentment given by the person against whom the crime is directed. Ersk. Inst. B. 4, t. 4, n. 45. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm