assassinous

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assassinous (comparative more assassinous, superlative most assassinous)

  1. (obsolete) Murderous; assassin-like.
    • 1649, John Milton, "Observations on the Articles of Peace between the Earl of Ormond and the Irish," in The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume I (1838), p. 265:
      And let him ask the jesuits about him, whether it be not their known doctrine and also practice, not by fair and due process of justice to punish kings and magistrates, which we disavow not, but to murder them in the basest and most assassinous manner, if their church interest so require.

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