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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who engages in terrorism.
  • adjective Of or relating to terrorism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who favors or uses terrorizing methods for the accomplishment of some object, as for coercing a government or a community into the adoption of or submission to a certain course; one who practises terrorism.
  • noun In Russia, a member of a political party whose purpose is to demoralize the government by terror. See nihilism, 4 .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
  • noun One who commits terrorism{2}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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).
  • noun An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
  • adjective Of or relating to terrorism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

Etymologies

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French terroriste. See terror. First used by Edmund Burke.

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