noun. step-by-step intimidation or coercion to reach political or religious goals utilizing illegal and unpredictable force or violent behavior against property, people, or governments.

TERRORISM: "The United State's War on Terrorism was opposed by many people."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TERRORISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/terrorism/ (accessed September 28, 2021).