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Assassinate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • destroy or damage seriously, as of someone''s reputation; "He assassinated his enemy''s character"
  • murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"

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Assassinate Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Murder is when one person kills another person on purpose. It is only called "murder" when it is against the law. If a person does something that makes someone else die, it is homicide and may be manslaughter. An accident caused by carelessness may be negligent homicide. Sometimes, a death caused by someone else may not be a crime, for example killing in self-defense.

A person who commits murder is called a murderer. The legal definition of "murder" and "manslaughter" may be different in different countries, and is very much argued on: for example, killing in war is not usually called "murder" by those who fight in the war. Killing in self defense (if people being attacked kill the attacker) is usually not "murder".

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