from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who murders by surprise attack, especially one who carries out a plot to kill a prominent person.
- n. A member of a secret order of Muslims who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders and others.
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- n. A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.
- n. Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.
- n. Any ruthless killer.
- v. To assassinate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.
- transitive v. To assassinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To murder; assassinate.
- n. One of the Assassins, a military and religious order in Syria, founded in Persia by Hassan ben Sabbah about the year 1090.
- n. One who undertakes, for a reward previously agreed on, to put another person to death by surprise or secret assault; hence, one who kills, or attempts to kill, by treacherous violence; a murderer.
- n. A breast-knot, or similar decoration worn in front.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders
- 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
The word assassin comes from the Arabic word hashhashshin, derived from the word for the drug hashish.
The word assassin is derived from the Arab hashshashin, which refers to a secret order of Muslim that terrorized the Christian crusaders by committing murder while under the influence of this potent drug.
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After the unexpected death of a beloved pope in the Vatican, an assassin is threatening to kill the four Preferiti — the cardinals most likely to take his place — one every hour until midnight, when an antimatter bomb (developed by fetching Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra) is scheduled to go off.
Taking out members of this clan was never that difficult for him ... but now a deadly assassin is about to cross his path with a mission to kill him, fuelled by revenge!
Remember that this assassin is naked, oiled and tooled up.
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And the harsh reality was that in some circles he was known as an assassin.