from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A police force operating largely in secret and often using terror tactics to suppress dissent and political opposition.
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- noun A
police forceoperating in secrecyand outside the normal boundaries of law, usually in support of a totalitariangovernment to suppresspolitical dissent.
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- noun a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)
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