terrorism

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noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of terrorism

  1. :  the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion

terrorist

play \-ər-ist\ adjective or noun

terroristic

play \ˌter-ər-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Examples of terrorism in a sentence

  1. They have been arrested for acts of terrorism.

1795

First Known Use of terrorism

1795



TERRORISM Defined for English Language Learners

terrorism

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noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of terrorism for English Language Learners

  • : the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal


TERRORISM Defined for Kids

terrorism

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noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of terrorism for Students

  1. :  the use of violence as a means of achieving a goal


Law Dictionary

terrorism

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noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

Legal Definition of terrorism

  1. 1 :  the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion

  2. 2 :  violent and intimidating gang activity <street terrorism>

terrorist

\-ist\ play adjective or noun

terroristic

\ˌter-ər-ˈis-tik\ play adjective


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