There is no universal agreement on the
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. Examples: ...
Late 18th century (in reference to the rule of the Jacobin faction during the the
period of the French Revolution known as the
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 , ...
Late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin