terrorism

[n] - the systematic use of violence as a means to intimidate or coerce societies or governments
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Terrorism

violence or the threat of violence employed by an individual or group as a political strategy
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terrorism

Systematic violence in the furtherance of political aims, often by small guerrilla groups. Types of terrorism Terrorist groups include those dedicated to a political programme for their country,...
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Terrorism

Terrorism is the threat or actual use of violence and force by an terrorist organisation or individual terrorist against the population or property of a nation to influence the controlling power of that nation for religious, political or ideological reasons. See terrorist and terrorist organisation below.
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Terrorism

Ter'ror·ism noun [ Confer French terrorisme .] The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. Jefferson.
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terrorism

act of terrorism noun the calculated use of violence (or 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
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Terrorism

• (n.) The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. • (n.) The practise of coercing governments to accede to political demands by committing violence on civilian targets; any similar use of violence to achieve goals.
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terrorism

the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. ... [210 related articles]
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terrorism

terrorism A systematic use of violence, terror, and intimidation to achieve an end.
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Terrorism

Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political
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terrorism

terrorism, the threat or use of violence, often against the civilian population, to achieve political or social ends, to intimidate opponents, or to publicize grievances. The term dates from the Reign of Terror (1793–94) in the French Revolution but has taken on additional meaning in the 20th ...
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Terrorism

Activity, directed against persons involving violent acts or acts dangerous to human life which would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the U.S.; and is intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or to affect the conduct of a government b
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Terrorism

Terrorism is the systematic use of violence and intimidation to coerce a government or a community into adopting certain specific political ends, such as national independence for a region, or reunification or self-government, or even the adoption of a political system more sympathetic to another country's economic interests. The term terrorism was
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terrorism

Systematic violence in the furtherance of political aims, often by small guerrilla groups. Types of terrorism Terrorist groups include those dedicated to a political programme for their country, usually involving the overthrow of the ruling regime: communist and fascist terrorists fall into this category. Terrorism may also be directed by an et...
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terrorism

Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. (FBI definition)
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Terrorism

[Northern Ireland] The Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Act 2006 (c 4) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It provided for Part 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which would otherwise have expired on 18 February 2006, to continue in force until 31 July 2007, subject to modifications. ==Parliamentary debates== The Bill for this Act pas
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