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"assassin" in British English

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assassinnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈsæs.ɪn/ us /əˈsæs.ən/

someone who kills a famous or important person, usually for political reasons or in exchange for money:

John Lennon's assassin was Mark Chapman.
She hired an assassin to eliminate her rival.

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(Definition of “assassin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assassin" in American English

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assassinnoun [ C ]

us /əˈsæs·ən/

a person who murders a famous or important person, esp. for political reasons or in exchange for money

(Definition of “assassin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)