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Ku Klux Klan

 (ko͞o′ klŭks klăn′, kyo͞o′)
n. Abbr. KKK
1. A secret society organized in the South after the Civil War to reassert white supremacy by means of terrorism.
2. A secret fraternal organization of similar intent founded in Georgia in 1915.

[Perhaps alteration of Greek kuklos, circle; see cycle + alteration of clan.]
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Ku Klux Klan

(ˈkuː ˈklʌks ˈklæn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a secret organization of White Southerners formed after the US Civil War to fight Black emancipation and Northern domination
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret organization of White Protestant Americans, mainly in the South, who use violence against Black people, Jewish people, and other minority groups
[C19 Ku Klux, probably based on Greek kuklos circle + Klan clan]
Ku Kluxer, Ku Klux Klanner n
Ku Kluxism n
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Ku Klux Klan

(ˈku ˈklʌks ˈklæn)
n.
1. a secret organization in the southern U.S., active for several years after the Civil War, that aimed to suppress the newly acquired rights of blacks.
2. Official name, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. a secret organization inspired by the former, founded in 1915 and directed against blacks, Catholics, Jews, and other groups.
Also called Ku′ Klux`.
Ku′ Klux′er, Ku′ Klux′ Klans′man (or Klan′ner), n.
Ku′ Klux′ism, n.
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Ku Klux Klan

A postwar secret society dedicated to re-assert white supremacy through violence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ku Klux Klan - a secret society of white Southerners in the United StatesKu Klux Klan - a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
grand dragon - a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
Klansman, Kluxer, Ku Kluxer - a member of the Ku Klux Klan
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Translations
كو كلوكس كلان
Ку-клукс-клан
Ku-Kluks-Klano
كو كلوكس كلان
Ku Klux Klan
קו קלוקס קלאן
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
クー・クラックス・クラン
쿠 클럭스 클랜
Kukluksklanas
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Kukluxklan
Kukluksklan
Кју-клукс-клан
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ку-Клукс-Клан
Ku Klux Klan
三K党

Ku Klux Klan

[ˈkuːˈklʌksˈklæn] N the Ku Klux Klanel Ku Klux Klan
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Ku Klux Klan

nKu-Klux-Klan m
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Ku Klux Klan

[ˈkuːˈklʌksˈklæn] n the Ku Klux Klanil Ku Klux Klan
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Slaven, along with three other authors, will read from their books May 26 at Bryan Prince Bookseller in Westdale from 1:30-3:30.
I Came As a Stranger: The Underground Railroad by Bryan Prince Tundra Books February 2004 $15.95 ISBN 0-887-76667-6, Ages 10 and up
In I Came as a Stranger: The Underground Railroad, Ontario farmer and writer Bryan Prince takes on the daunting task of trying to tell the story of the secret Underground Railroad which brought as many as 40,000 Black Americans to Canada in the years from 1831 (after the Nat Turner slave revolt in Virginia) to 1865 (at the end of the American Civil War).