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Meaning & Definition of Assassin in English

English

Assassin

/əsæsən/

noun

1. A murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

  • "His assassins were hunted down like animals"
  • "Assassinators of kings and emperors"
    synonym:
  • assassin
  • ,
  • assassinator
  • ,
  • bravo

2. A member of a secret order of muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed christian crusaders

    synonym:
  • assassin