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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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Wallace, a former Chief Kleagle for the Klan in Oregon, attempted to organize a Klan in Winnipeg.
When a Kleagle arrived in a community, he tailored his recruiting message to local concerns.
What the people who gathered at Newaygo's Park Theater heard on the night of Wednesday, September 5 was likely a polished presentation at an event organized by Cyril Waters, a local man who had worked as a carpenter, traveled to Indiana, and returned as the Kleagle for Newaygo County.
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.
Lawson claimed the local leaders had earmarked all the church's collection money for a new Klan building and a new car for the local Kleagle.
Price informed Edgar Ray Killen, the Neshoba County Klan kleagle (recruiter), of the arrest.
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.
In 1967, eighteen individuals, including Deputy Sheriff Price, Klan kleagle Killen, and Klan Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers, were charged in a federal civil rights conspiracy trial.
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.
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.