antiterrorist

[ an-tee-ter-er-ist, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈtɛr ər ɪst, ˌæn taɪ- /

adjective

used or designed to combat terrorism: antiterrorist tactics.

Origin of antiterrorist

First recorded in 1960–65; anti- + terrorist

Related forms

an·ti·ter·ror·ism, noun

Can be confused

antiterrorism counterterrorism
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British Dictionary definitions for antiterrorist

antiterrorist

/ (ˌæntɪˈtɛrərɪst) /

adjective

relating to measures, policies, or organizations designed to combat terrorist activity
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