Definition for AS-SAS'SIN

AS-SAS'SIN, n. [Ar. حَسَّ hassa, to kill.]

One who kills or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault. The circumstance of surprise or secresy seems essential to the signification of this word, though it is sometimes used to denote one who takes any advantage, in killing or attempting to murder; as by attacking one when unarmed.

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