in terrorem

Definition of "in terrorem"
  1. Used to describe something that is done or said with the purpose of scaring or threatening
How to use "in terrorem" in a sentence
  1. The clause in the will was in terrorem, intended to discourage family members from challenging the will's provisions.
  2. The officer's actions were in terrorem, designed to discourage any potential disputes.
  3. The letter served as an in terrorem warning, aiming to stop further copyright infringements.

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