anti-terrorist

adjective

an·​ti-ter·​ror·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈter-ər-ist,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-terrorist (audio)
variants or less commonly antiterrorist
: acting against, opposing, or combating terrorists : anti-terrorism
anti-terrorist operations/tactics

Examples of anti-terrorist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exit from Niger, a centerpiece in Paris’s anti-terrorist activities, is an especially hard blow for France, whose counterinsurgency operations in the Sahel region are likely to weaken. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 France’s anti-terrorist prosecutors office hasn’t yet been seized. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 8 June 2023 The channel’s relocation to Washington was deemed necessary despite the stationing of armed anti-terrorist police outside Iran International’s Chiswick office and the provision of round the clock protection to several of its journalists. Time, 7 June 2023 Kneedler, arguing that Twitter should not be found liable under the anti-terrorist law in this case, said that in that scenario, the bank could be sued under the law. Brian Fung, CNN, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-terrorist was in 1949

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“Anti-terrorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-terrorist. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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