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English noun: reign of terror

1. reign of terror (time) any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France

Broader (hypernym)reign

Domain categoryact of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act

2. Reign of Terror (time) the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed

SamplesThe Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began.

Instance hypernymage, historic period

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