Definition of assassination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

assassination

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˌsæsəˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the murder of an important or famous person, especially for political reasons The president survived a number of assassination attempts. the assassination of John F. Kennedy