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terrorist

noun [C] uk   /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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