state terrorism


: terrorism by a government

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In October, Ethan Crumbley retreated from plans to pursue an insanity defense and instead pleaded guilty to two dozen charges, which include first-degree murder and the highly unusual state terrorism charge. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2023

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“State terrorism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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