ter·ror·is·tic | \ˌter-ər-ˈi-stik \

Definition of terroristic 

: involving or employing violent acts of terror : marked by terrorism terroristic threats accused of conspiring to carry out terroristic acts resorting to terroristic tactics terroristic organizations/regimes He demonstrates how, in applying their openly terroristic concept of warfare, the officer corps, and not just the SS, promoted mentalities and practices that prepared the ground for the mass liquidations.— V. R. Berghahn

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Gregory Alan Garrett, 41, of Flowery Branch, was in the Hall County jail Monday on charges of three counts of aggravated assault, misdemeanor battery, terroristic threats and third-degree cruelty to children. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Sheriff: Man planned to burn home with woman, 2 children inside," 11 July 2018 Zuckerman was arrested Saturday in Amherst on a warrant for making terroristic threats, Carmichael said. Aimee Ortiz, BostonGlobe.com, "Woman charged with threatening newspaper reporter," 9 July 2018 Martin Astrof, 75, was arrested outside his home shortly afterward and charged with making a terroristic threat and second-degree reckless endangerment, FOX5 New York reported. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Man threatened to kill supporters of Trump, GOP congressman outside campaign office, police say," 7 July 2018 Thompson had been in state prison twice and was released in January 2014 after serving 17 months for terroristic threats and acts. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Ga. Supreme Court upholds conviction in construction worker’s killing outside Kroger," 30 June 2018 He was charged with making terroristic threats and various drug offenses, and is scheduled to appear next month at Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Lenny Dykstra arrest video: 'Dude, I'm convicted felon, I can't own a firearm'," 13 June 2018 The longtime ballplayer was charged with making terroristic threats in the third degree and various drug offenses. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "New Jersey police release bodycam footage of Lenny Dykstra's arrest," 13 June 2018 So Israel has to honor the territorial integrity of Palestine, and Palestine has to stop violent and terroristic attacks upon Israel. Holly Otterbein, Philly.com, "A Q&A Larry Arata, a teacher who ran for Congress to fight the opioid crisis | #PA5," 14 May 2018 When advertisers discovered their ads running over terroristic, salacious, and inappropriate videos, many pulled away from YouTube and took their dollars with them. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Over a 5th of the world’s population is logging in to YouTube—despite scandals," 4 May 2018

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1842, in the meaning defined above

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