terrorism

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Terrorism \Ter"ror*ism\, noun [Cf. F. terrorisme.]

1. The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. --Jefferson.

2. The practise of coercing governments to accede to political demands by committing violence on civilian targets; any similar use of violence to achieve goals. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

terrorism

noun

1: the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear [syn: {terrorism}, {act of terrorism}, {terrorist act}]


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