Meaning of terrorism

ter•ror•ism

Pronunciation: (ter'u-riz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
  2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
  3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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