A period of remorseless repression or bloodshed, in particular (Reign of Terror) , the period of the Terror during the French Revolution.
- He became a dictator, enforcing a reign of terror with his secret police, sometimes referred to as tonton macoute.
- During his reign of terror, Wright threatened residents and council staff, often using racial abuse.
- The Nigerian state responded by imposing a reign of terror.
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Syllabification: reign of ter·ror
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