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tr.v. as·sas·si·nat·ed, as·sas·si·nat·ing, as·sas·si·nates
1. To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
2. To destroy or injure treacherously: assassinate a rival's character.

as·sas′si·na′tion n.
as·sas′si·na′tive adj.
as·sas′si·na′tor n.
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a person who assassinates
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.assassinator - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deedassassinator - 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"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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In the Urdu press, Sheikh Hasina is described as "Quatil Hasina", in other words "Assassinator Hasina", indicating that she is on a killing spree targeting the opposition and those who seem to have a soft corner for Pakistan.
"But by far the most important arrangement, in the opinion of the shrewdest detectives, yet made to entrap the assassinator, should he attempt to add another to his already long list of horrors, is the employment of the class of women he has formerly chosen as his prey.
He mentions that the butterfly works if the person has the memory of an assassination (MF 42) and the consumer of the suicide butterfly can become the assassinator, the assassinated or a witness to the assassination (43).
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Some poems address the structural violence and social impact of racism, as in "Children of Empire," or take aim at bigoted individuals who expose the fault lines of US liberalism, as in "Perfectly Normal" about Dan White, assassinator of Harvey Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone.
they need that kind of assassinator now" - BOBBY GOULD
Recorded largely in his apartment with a stable of talented Bay Area session players, The Calling's mix of thoughtful ballads (the spine-tingling antiviolence plea, "Soul Assassinator") and evocative, chugging love-gone-bad stories (the Sly Stone-influenced "What I Think") combine juke-joint grittiness with arena-rock swagger.
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Frontman Rupert Browne reminded me of Mick Jagger and Jarvis Cocker as he flounced around the stage singing sleazy tracks such as Assassinator 13 and Like It Or Leave It.
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The believed assassinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposed insane actor.