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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assassin  \As*sas"sin\,  n.  [F.  (cf.  It  assassino),  fr  Ar 
  `hashishin  one  who  has  drunk  of  the  hashish.  Under  its 
  influence  the  Assassins  of  the  East,  followers  of  the  Shaikh 
  al-Jabal  (Old  Man  of  the  Mountain),  were  said  to  commit  the 
  murders  required  by  their  chief.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assassin  \As*sas"sin\,  v.  t. 
  To  assassinate.  [Obs.]  --Stillingfleet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assassin 
  n  :  a  hired  murderer  [syn:  {bravo}] 




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