Attentat

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See also: attentat and attentât

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed and relatinized from French attentat, from Latin attentatum, attemptatum (attempt; attempted crime), derived from attentō, attemptō.

May have been reinterpreted as a complex noun, with the second component being Tat (deed, act, crime).

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Attentat n (genitive Attentats or Attentates, plural Attentate)

  1. attack; assassination (killing, or attempted killing, for ideological reasons)

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