Meaning of “assassination” in the English Dictionary

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"assassination" in British English

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assassinationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˌsæs.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /əˌsæs.əˈneɪ.ʃən/

the murder of someone famous or important:

an assassination attempt
the assassination of the opposition leader

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