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Terrorist act

British pronunciation/tˈɛɹəɹˌɪst ˈakt/
American pronunciation/tˈɛɹɚɹˌɪst ˈækt/
Terrorist act

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

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terrorist act definition and meaning
1Was there a Terrorist Act?
2In the United Kingdom, police are calling a stabbing rampage that killed three people and wounded three others yesterday a Terrorist Act.
3And there was the Northern Alliance, which the leader of WHICH was taken out just before 9/11, SADLY in a Terrorist Act.
4They knew that Landsbanki was not meeting its liquidity requirements, because the money was just rolling out, so they they found no other option except for intervening through a legal act that has become very controversial in Iceland-- the so-called Terrorist Act, whose name is, in fact, Anti - Terrorism, Crime, and Security Act of 2001.
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