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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·sas·sin /əˈsæsṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sas·sin n.  One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sas·sin, v. t. To assassinate. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political
           figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and
           often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were
           hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and
           emperors" [syn: assassinator, bravo]
      2: a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th
         century) who terroriszed and killed Christian Crusaders