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theoterrorism

Definition of Theoterrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism with a religious motive.

Theoterrorism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /θiːtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
    • British English
      • /θiːtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (the·o·ter·ror·ism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: theoterrorisms
  • Variant spelling: theo-terrorism
  • Also called religious terrorism.
  • A (noun) theoterrorist commits (adjective) theoterroristic acts (adverb) theoterroristically to create (nountheoterrorism terror.

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Cite the Definition of Theoterrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “theoterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/theoterrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

theoterrorism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/theoterrorism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “theoterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/theoterrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“theoterrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/theoterrorism/>.