assailant

assailant

[uh-sey-luhnt]
noun
1.
a person who attacks.
adjective
2.
Archaic. assailing; attacking; hostile.

Origin:
1525–35; < Middle French assaillant. See assail, -ant

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assailant (əˈseɪlənt)
 
n
a person who attacks another, either physically or verbally: he was unable to recognize his assailants

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assailant
1530s, from Fr. assailant, prp. (also used as a noun) of assailir (see assail).
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