Terrorist definition

tĕrər-ĭst
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A person who engages in terrorism.
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A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals; frequently in an attempt to coerce either a more powerful opponent, (such as a citizen or group targeting a government), or conversely, a weaker opponent, (such as a government, or even an internal citizen or group, being targeted by a larger government).
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An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
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Of or relating to terrorism.
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Of or relating to terrorism.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
terrorist
Plural:
terrorists

Origin of terrorist

  • From French terroriste; synchronically terror +"Ž -ist. First used by Edmund Burke.

    From Wiktionary