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ASSASSIN, crim, law. An assassin is one who attacks another either traitorously, or with the advantage of arms or place) or of a number of persons who support him, and kills his victim. This being done with malice, aforethought, is murder. The term assassin is but little used in the common law, it is borrowed from the civil law.

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For the problem is this: we know by what way the assassin gained admission,--he entered by the door and hid himself under the bed, awaiting Mademoiselle Stangerson.
The idea of the two soldiers who had abandoned him occurred to his mind, and with them he remembered the assassins of two evenings before.
The assassins comprehended that if they fled toward the camp without having killed their man, they should be accused by him; therefore their first idea was to join the enemy.
Not wishing to end his days as a roasted Marionette, he jumped quickly to the ground and off he went, the Assassins close to him, as before.
The Assassins jumped also, but not having measured their distance well--splash
This way, every person playing the game could be levelling up Bayek in their own way, making their own unique assassin for the game.
Telling an epic three-part story of vengeance, intrigue, and romance, Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection lands on shelves this holiday for gamers who want to relive the Renaissance and experience the thrilling adventures of Ezio in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Constantinople, or newcomers stepping into the world of Assassins and Templars for the first time.
2 LEON (1974) FRENCH actor Jean Reno plays loner Leon who happens to be a professional assassin.
But The Assassin is also a wuxia film by Hou Hsiao-hsien.
The assassin is Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) who, abducted as a child, has been trained to kill corrupt officials by her master in 8th-century China.
99) which is a 1x HDMI Stick including wireless internet connectivity and a basic remote, allow the user to view content from both their Assassin Media Server (or any Network Attached Server) and also stream TV shows and Movies from a variety of different sources online.
There's room for a 2D Assassin's Creed game for sure, but Chronicles: China's execution would make a real assassin blush.