King of terrors, death. Job xviii. 14.Reign of Terror. (F. Hist.) See in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Syn. — Alarm; fright; consternation; dread; dismay. See Alarm.

(Ter"ror*ism) n. [Cf. F. terrorisme.] The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. Jefferson.

2. Limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial.

3. Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, Territorial governments.

(Ter`ri*to"ri*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Territorialized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Territorializing ]

1. To enlarge by extension of territory.

2. To reduce to the condition of a territory.

(Ter`ri*to"ri*al*ly), adv. In regard to territory; by means of territory.

(Ter"ri*to*ried) a. Possessed of territory. [R.]

(Ter"ri*to*ry) n.; pl. Territories [L. territorium, from terra the earth: cf. F. territoire. See Terrace.]

1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.

He looked, and saw wide territory spread
Before him — towns, and rural works between.

2. The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company.

3. In the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.

(Ter"ror) n. [L. terror, akin to terrere to frighten, for tersere; akin to Gr. to flee away, dread, Skr. tras to tremble, to be afraid, Russ. triasti to shake: cf. F. terreur. Cf. Deter.]

1. Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright.

Terror seized the rebel host.

2. That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear.

Those enormous terrors of the Nile.

Rulers are not a terror to good works.
Rom. xiii. 3.

There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.

Terror is used in the formation of compounds which are generally self-explaining: as, terror-fraught, terror- giving, terror-smitten, terror-stricken, terror-struck, and the like.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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