violence

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dominance through threat of punishment and violence absolutism , despotism , tyranny
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence ahimsa
psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence) amygdalotomy
contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used battle of wits
bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse BJA , Bureau of Justice Assistance
Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989 BR , Brigate Rosse , Red Brigades
(classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence bronze age
secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail Camorra
illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence cheap shot
Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536) Desiderius Erasmus , Erasmus , Geert Geerts , Gerhard Gerhards
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes disarmer , pacificist , pacifist
violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women domestic violence
violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists eco-warfare , ecological terrorism , ecological warfare , ecoterrorism
device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy explosive device
felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence) extortion
violence, eruption into flashpoint
unfair or treacherous behavior (especially involving violence) foul play
act of exploding with noise and violence fulmination
Islamic terrorist group organized in the 1980s; seeks to purify Islam through violence; the cells in North America and the Caribbean insulate themselves from Western culture and will even attack other Muslims who they regard as heretics Fuqra , Jamaat ul-Fuqra , Tanzimul Fuqra
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