assassinator

Definitions of assassinator
  1. noun
    a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
    assassinators of kings and emperors”
    synonyms: assassin, bravo
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    examples:
    John Wilkes Booth
    United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
    type of:
    liquidator, manslayer, murderer
    a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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