Assassination (or to assassinate)
murder of a public figure by surprise attack
Assassination is the targeted killing of a public figure. Assassinations may be prompted by ideological, political, or military reasons. Additionally, assassins may be motivated by financial gain, revenge, personal public recognition, or mental illness.
To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
to murder (esp. a politically important or prominent person) by surprise attack, usually for payment or from zealous belief
kill intentionally and with premeditation
Murder, as defined in common law countries, is the unlawful killing of another human being with intent (or malice aforethought), and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide.
The unlawful killing of one human by another, especially with premeditated malice.
the unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing of one human being by another; also, any killing done while committing some other felony, as rape or robbery
What the Torah says regarding murder is very important considering the Qur'an claims to confirm the Torah (Quran 2:40-41 & Quran 2:89) and explicitly commands that people should adhere to its laws (Quran 5:43).
If a man strikes someone with an iron object so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death. Or if anyone has a stone in his hand that could kill, and he strikes someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death. Or if anyone has a wooden object in his hand that could kill, and he hits someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death. If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at him intentionally so that he dies or if in hostility he hits him with his fist so that he dies, that person shall be put to death; he is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.