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terror

 [ter´or]
an attack of extreme fear or dread.
night t's (sleep t's) pavor nocturnus.
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terror

(tĕr′ər)
n.
1. Intense, overpowering fear.
2. Violence committed or threatened by a group, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals.
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terror

[L. terrere, to frighten]
Great fear.
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This latest exhibition followed the terrorisation of Calice Ligure, near Savona, when 10 fans were jailed after a drunken brawl between 100 Union Jack-bedecked supporters and a local vigilante squad.
"In 1998, despite the Good Friday Agreement, the pattern of terrorisation, threats and brutality bt paramilitray gangs continued and even escalated.
There was rampant terrorisation and intimidation of voters and opposition workers.
According to investigations their protest resulted in the obstruction of roads and the terrorisation of people.
This latest exhibition followed the terrorisation of Calice Ligure, near Savona, when 10 fans were gaoled after a drunken brawl between 100 Union Jack-bedecked supporters and a local vigilante squad.
In keeping with Prime Minister Tony Blair's "It's time to do" pledge, he will also give cops more powers to deal with "neighbourhood disorder, terrorisation by criminal neighbours and high juvenile crime levels".
"All ways of intimidation and terrorisation will not dissuade us from going to the June 30 demonstrations," said the group.