Meaning of “terrorist” in the English Dictionary

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"terrorist" in British English

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terroristnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈter.ə.rɪst/ us /ˈter.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 stated that it will not give in to terrorist threats.

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(Definition of “terrorist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)