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Act of Terrorism

Definition of the noun act of terrorism

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noun

  1. the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of act of terrorism: terrorism / terrorist act
    • more generic word: terror = the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people
    • more specific terms:
    • instance: Red Hand Defenders / RHD = a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland

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Google previewTerrorism Unjustified (2015)

The Use and Misuse of Political Violence by Vicente Medina

Since the deliberate or reckless killing of the innocent is equivalent to murder, and murder is always wrong, it necessarily follows that, according to Walzer, “ every act of terrorism is a wrongful act.”200 What is paradoxical is that Walzer's ...

Google previewAttacking Terrorism (2004)

Elements of a Grand Strategy by Audrey Kurth Cronin, James M. Ludes

An act of terrorism is a crime, and the perpetrator of the act is a criminal whom we also designate as a "terrorist." Terrorists may commit criminal acts that also can be committed in other contexts — for example, murder or the possession of ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

the use of resources needed to anticipate, prevent, and/or resolve a threat or an act of terrorism. It is predominantly a law enforcement response, normally executed under federal law. Also called CrM. (JP 3-28) critical asset — A specific ...

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Small photo of MOSCOW - NOV 15: Candles near the Embassy of France in Moscow after act of terrorism in Paris (13.11.2015) on November 15. 2015 in RussiaSmall photo of Brussels. March 22 act of terrorismSmall photo of VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - August 05, 2016: Plate of Memory of the victims of act of terrorism on December 29, 2013. The station, Volgograd, Russia is established to the Russian RailwaySmall photo of VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - August 05, 2016: Plate of Memory of the victims of act of terrorism on December 29, 2013. The station, Volgograd, Russia is established to the Russian RailwaySmall photo of VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - August 05, 2016: Plate of Memory of the victims of act of terrorism on December 29, 2013. The station, Volgograd, Russia is established to the Russian RailwaySmall photo of VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - May 04, 2016: The stele of Memory of the victims of an act of terrorism in a troyleybus on December 30, 2013, is established on Kachentsev Street, Volgograd, RussiaSmall photo of VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - May 04, 2016: The stele of Memory of the victims of an act of terrorism in a troyleybus on December 30, 2013, is established on Kachentsev Street, Volgograd, Russia More...

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This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war. (George W. Bush)
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