used or designed to combat terrorism:
the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or .
a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
relating to measures, policies, or organizations designed to combat terrorist activity
systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal
the act of terrorizing
the state of being terrorized
1795, in specific sense of “government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France” (March 1793-July 1794), from French terrorisme, from Latin terror (see terror).
If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror — virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent. [Robespierre, speech in French National Convention, 1794]
General sense of “systematic use of terror as a policy” is first recorded in English 1798. At one time, a word for a certain kind of mass-destruction terrorism was dynamitism (1883); and during World War I frightfulness (translating German Schrecklichkeit) was used in Britain for “deliberate policy of terrorizing enemy non-combatants.”
Acts of violence committed by groups that view themselves as victimized by some notable historical wrong. Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. Israel has been a frequent target of terrorism, but the United States has increasingly become its main target. (See also September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, Hezbollah, and Basque region.)
used or designed to combat terrorism: antiterrorist tactics. adjective relating to measures, policies, or organizations designed to combat terrorist activity
a member of a Germanic people or tribe first mentioned in the 4th century b.c. and supposed to have dwelt in Jutland. a native of Germany or a person of German origin. . Historical Examples Finally, this most agreeable Teuton produced a packet of sandwiches. The Revellers Louis Tracy He felt that he had plunged […]
of or relating to the ancient . of, relating to, or characteristic of the or Germans; German. noting or pertaining to the northern European stock that includes the German, Dutch, Scandinavian, British, and related peoples. (of languages) . . . Contemporary Examples The long, typically Teutonic words that mean World Cup title have been all […]
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