thought police


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thought police

n
a group of people with totalitarian views on a given subject, who constantly monitor others for any deviation from prescribed thinking
[C20: from the Thought Police described by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)]
Translations
tankepoliti
policía del pensamiento
משטרת המחשבות
psicopolizia
tankepoliti
policja myśli
tankepolis
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