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terrorist

noun [C]     /ˈter.ə.rɪst/ US  /-ɚ.ɪst/
B2 someone who uses violent action , or threats of violent action , for political purposes : Several terrorists have been killed by their own bombs . There has been an increase in terrorist attacks . The government has said that it will not be intimidated by terrorist threats .Taking action against people in powerMiscellaneous criminals
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