A character assassination is easier to commit than a physical assault.
The Senate has been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: ASSASSINATION[+event][+human][+public_figure][+purposeful_killing] (
NOTE: most examples can be read as nominal or verbal, proving the noun's eventive nature.)
The assassination by hamas was executed successfully.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Demoralize the enemy...by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2