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Synonyms for assassination

Synonyms for assassination

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

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AMERICAN Special Forces were given the green light to conduct assasinations in 12 countries under George Bush.
And they didn't disappoint, the Daily Mail's Jeff Powell and the Daily Telegraph's Robert Philip dishing up particularly cruel character assasinations that might well have been penned with a sharpened white feather dipped in poisonous ink.
In Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru, military leaders who plotted the political assasinations of thousands of civilians have escaped punishment entirely under the cover of such deals.
Retailers in Mexico, have been squeezed by general economic malaise, high interest rates and dim consumer confidence caused by this year's two assasinations and a change in the government.