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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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.

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  • I mean, the term terrorism is defined many different ways.
  • The term terrorism is defined and redefined depending upon the crisis at hand.
  • Yet I must admit to being on the fence about whether to abandon the term terrorism altogether.
  • And your reluctance to use the term terrorism in relation to Northern Ireland is questionable. for more
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