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verb [T]    /əˈsæs·əˌneɪt/
to murder a famous or important person, esp. for political reasons or in exchange for money: President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. assassination    /əˌsæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] the assassination of John Lennon
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