assassin

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 (synset 109833101)
    "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
  2. A member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders (synset 109833489)

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