There is no universal agreement on the definition of terrorism. Various legal
systems and government agencies use different definitions. Moreover,
Terrorism definition, the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce,
especially for political purposes. See more.
Terrorist definition, a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or
advocates terrorism. See more.
the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to
achieve a political goal. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
Definitions of Terrorism in U.S. Code. 18 U.S.C. § 2331 defines "international
terrorism" and "domestic terrorism" for purposes of Chapter 113B of the U.S.
Late 18th century (in reference to the rule of the Jacobin faction during the the
period of the French Revolution known as the Terror): from French terrorisme,
Late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word
was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, ...
The use of violence or the threat of violence, especially against civilians, in the
pursuit of political goals. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
Terrorist has at its root the word "terror," which comes from the Latin word
terrorem, meaning great fear. Great fear is exactly what terrorists hope to create
so they ...
"No one definition of terrorism has gained universal acceptance," the State
Department said in a report on world terrorism in 2000. The key elements to