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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.


a person who assassinates
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The fact of the matter is that there is no difference between a suicide bomber and the assassinator of Salman Taseer, since both have a tendency to kill people in the name of religion.
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).
While terming Indian Prime Minister Narrindar Modi as assassinator of the humanity and black spot for democracy, he said that his hands were tinted with innocent people in Kashmir and India as well.
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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
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The believed assassinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposed insane actor.
The sources said Taliban has also put the name of Mumtaz Qadri, assassinator of former governor Punjab Salman Taseer but was not confirmed by the inside sources of Taliban.
Spokesman to Tahir-ul-Qadri narrated a person who has killed one human is in-fact an assassinator of the entire human race, such a person cannot be termed as a martyr.