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assassination

noun
     
as‧sas‧sin‧a‧tion [uncountable and countable]
the act of murdering an important person
assassination of
the assassination of Anwar Sadat
He narrowly escaped an assassination attempt (=when someone tries but fails to kill someone else).

➔ character assassination

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