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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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"They targeted police vehicle movements and aimed to assassinate officers using firearms.
Similarly, an Ohio man who tweeted: "My life goal is to assassinate Trump.
The Fars news agency reported that "several" officials of the State Department and Defense Department had said Washington should assassinate Iranian officials.
"You would have to be monumentally stupid to make an attempt to assassinate not only Mr Tubman, but any political figure.
State English language Press TV said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected US accusations of the country plotting to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington as a prefabricated scenario."
As the months and years roll by, Avner and his team see that each suspected terrorist they assassinate is replaced by a number of younger, more radical, and violent extremists who believe the Black September group did not go far enough.
THE mother of a terminally ill boy killed by his father, said yesterday she was not trying to 'assassinate' her husband's character.
Fidel Castro has accused President George Bush of plotting with Miami exiles to assassinate him as part of the White House's hardening policies against the communist-run island.
Renegade soldiers still at large following Sunday's failed military mutiny are planning to assassinate President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other officials as part of a grand plan to topple her government, a military official said Friday.
If anyone harbored doubts that war fever has completely gripped the White House, they were dispelled when White House press secretary Ari Fleischer's invitation for the Iraqi opposition to use "one bullet" to assassinate Saddam Hussein raised only a few eyebrows.
Burgert is accused of plotting to assassinate the local sheriff to trigger "a violent revolution and civil war to overthrow the entire United States government."
Moreover, his use of the verb "assassinate" to refer to the fun-filled evenings he could no longer enjoy due to imprisonment is ironic.