ASSASSINATION - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSASSINATION? Definition of ASSASSINATION in Black's Law Dictionary

Murder committed for hire, without provocation or cause of resentment given to the murderer by the person upon whom the crime is committed. Ersk.Inst. 4, 4, 45. A murder committed treacherously or by stealth or surprise, or by lying in wait. Sorrell v. State, 135 Tex.Cr.R. 535, 120 S.W.2d 1058, 1059.

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