true threat

Definition of "true threat"
  1. A statement seen by an average person as a serious and real indication of intended harm
How to use "true threat" in a sentence
  1. The court ruled that the message constituted a true threat and was therefore not protected by free speech rights.
  2. She was arrested after making a true threat during a public event.
  3. The prosecution has to prove that the accused indeed made a true threat to secure a conviction.

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