death squad


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death squad

n.
A clandestine military or paramilitary group that carries out the killing of political opponents or civilians deemed undesirable.

death′ squad′


n.
any of various paramilitary groups, esp. in Latin America, whose members murder political opponents and petty criminals.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death squad - a clandestine military or paramilitary team who murder political dissidents or petty criminals (usually with the government's tacit approval)death squad - a clandestine military or paramilitary team who murder political dissidents or petty criminals (usually with the government's tacit approval)
hit squad - a team of assassins
Translations

death squad

nsquadra della morte
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Representatives Carlos Isagani Zarate and Neri Javier Colmenares, through House Resolution No, 1222, ordered the Congressional Committee on Human Rights to "conduct an immediate investigation, in aid of legislation, on the extrajudicial killings perpetrated by the Tagum Death Squad.
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Reece Dinsdale meanwhile continues to chill our blood and spill other people's as Blake, the death squad leader with a mad gleam in his eye who appears to enjoy his work far too much.