reign of terror

reign of terror

Definition of REIGN OF TERROR

:  a state or a period of time marked by violence often committed by those in power that produces widespread terror


Reign of Terror, a period of the French Revolution that was conspicuous for mass executions of political suspects
First Known Use: 1798


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