18 U.S.C. § 2331 : US Code - Section 2331: Definitions

Search 18 U.S.C. § 2331 : US Code - Section 2331: Definitions

      As used in this chapter - 
        (1) the term "international terrorism" means activities that - 
          (A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that
        are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of
        any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed
        within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;
          (B) appear to be intended - 
            (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
            (ii) to influence the policy of a government by
          intimidation or coercion; or
            (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass
          destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

          (C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of
        the United States, or transcend national boundaries in terms of
        the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they
        appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which
        their perpetrators operate or seek asylum;

        (2) the term "national of the United States" has the meaning
      given such term in section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and
      Nationality Act;
        (3) the term "person" means any individual or entity capable of
      holding a legal or beneficial interest in property;
        (4) the term "act of war" means any act occurring in the course
      of - 
          (A) declared war;
          (B) armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared,
        between two or more nations; or
          (C) armed conflict between military forces of any origin; and

        (5) the term "domestic terrorism" means activities that - 
          (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation
        of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
          (B) appear to be intended - 
            (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
            (ii) to influence the policy of a government by
          intimidation or coercion; or
            (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass
          destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

          (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of
        the United States.