Etymology
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assassination (n.)

"act of assassinating," c. 1600, noun of action from assassinate (v.). Earlier was assassinment (1570s).

updated on February 20, 2017

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Definitions of assassination from WordNet

assassination (n.)
an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation;
Synonyms: character assassination / blackwash
assassination (n.)
murder of a public figure by surprise attack;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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