noun, often capitalized si·car·i·us \sə̇ˈka(a)rēəs\

Definition of sicarius



  1. :  one of a party of Zealots and terrorists resorting to murder in attempting to expel the Romans from ancient Palestine a.d. 52–60

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Origin and Etymology of sicarius

Latin, assassin, murderer, from sica dagger; akin to Latin secare to cut — more at saw

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