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Definition of "terrorist" []

  • One that engages in acts or an act of terrorism. (noun)
  • Of or relating to terrorism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "terrorist" in a sentence
  • "'terrorist attack' at ft hood* lieberman suggests army shooter was 'home-grown terrorist'* video: fmr jag officer called out for insisting ft hood incident was terrorism* video: fox host suggests"
  • "When questioned about the use of the term terrorist Gallop did not back down."
  • "Bush officials stretched the term terrorist to include anyone that it said was a "terrorist combatant," where and how long that individual could be held (indefinitely) and how they should be legally disposed of (none of the standard constitutional protections)."