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Definition 1: a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping - [noun denoting group]

Samples where bearer of the sword or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives

Synonyms for bearer of the sword in the sense of this definition

(bearer of the sword is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(bearer of the sword belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the 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

(bearer of the sword belongs to a domain located in ...) a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

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