terrorism etymology

English word terrorism comes from French terrorisme (Terrorism.)

Detailed word origin of terrorism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
terrorisme French (fra) Terrorism.
terrorism English (eng) A form of psychological manipulation through warfare to the purpose of political or religious gains, by means of deliberately creating a climate of fear amongst the inhabitants of a specific geographical region.. The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create public fear through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.. The use of unlawful [...]

Words with the same origin as terrorism

Descendants of terrorisme
terrorist