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(Sociology) (in the US)a person with the rank of an officer in the Ku Klux Klan


(ˈkli gəl)

an official of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Then there are his cronies - the Imperial Kleagle, the Grand Kligrapp and the Grand Kludd.
It was split three ways -- $4 to the recruiter, $6 to regional headquarters, divided between the King Kleagle and the national headquarters.
On September 27, 1923, King Kleagle Eugene Farnsworth was the main speaker at a big KKK rally at Mechanics Hall.
Kleagle Farnsworth was in top form, excoriating "foreigners'' Jews and Italians.
On July 27, 1932, a headline to the article read "Kluckers Klash Kloncerning Kash Kollected by Kleagle," with the subheading, "In Other Words--Klansmen Want to Know What 'Ex-Cleric Maloney is Doing With Their Money.
Lott politically lynched, probably by the senior senator from West Virginia in his position as senior kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan a few years before the 100-year-old senator was running for president.
Back in the 1930s, Byrd was a cross-burning, night-riding, sheet-wearing grand kleagle in the KKK, the ultimate racist organization in America.
No sooner had I walked out of the court room when I tore open the letter and saw that it was addressed to the Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan.
Finally the Bureau hit pay-dirt: not in the case sub judice, but in the interesting private life of the Louisiana Klan's Imperial Kleagle, Edward Young Clarke.
Stewart impressed so much he was promoted to Kleagle, one of their bizarre senior ranks.