Meaning & Definition of Assassin in English
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"
- assassin ,
- assassinator ,
2. A member of a secret order of muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed christian crusaders