Part of speech: noun

The act of terrorizing; a terrorized condition.

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Usage examples "terrorism":

  1. The Bolsheviki came into power by violence and have sustained themselves in power by violence and terrorism. - "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.
  2. We may deprecate terrorism as outlandish and foreign to our culture, but it is inevitable as long as this tyranny continues, for it is not the terrorists that are to be blamed, but the tyrants who are responsible for it. - "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman.
  3. The significance of such a deed is understood by the popular mind- and in that alone is the propagandistic, educational importance of an Attentat, except if it is exclusively an act of terrorism. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.