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Ge·sta·po

 (gə-stä′pō, -shtä′-)
n.
1. The German internal security police as organized under the Nazi regime, known for its terrorist methods directed against those suspected of treason or questionable loyalty.
2. gestapo pl. ge·sta·pos A police organization that employs terroristic methods to control a populace.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the German security police organized under the Nazi regime.
2. gestapo Of, relating to, or characteristic of terroristic police methods or operations: gestapo tactics.

[German Ge(heime) Sta(ats)po(lizei), secret state police : geheim, secret + Staat, state + Polizei, police.]
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Gestapo

(ɡɛˈstɑːpəʊ; German ɡeˈʃtaːpo)
n
(Historical Terms) the secret state police in Nazi Germany, noted for its brutal methods of interrogation
[from German Ge(heime) Sta(ats)po(lizei), literally: secret state police]
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Ge•sta•po

(gəˈstɑ poʊ)

n.
the German secret police during the Nazi regime, notorious for its brutality.
[< German (1933), acronym for Ge(heime)Sta(ats)po(lizei) secret state police]
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Gestapo

“Geheime Staatspolizei” The German secret state police, established by Goering in 1933 to arrest and murder opponents of the Nazi Party. Enlarged under Himmler 1934, it became part of the SS 1936.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gestapo - the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
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
secret police - a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)
Schutzstaffel, SS - special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
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Translations

Gestapo

[gesˈtɑːpəʊ] NGestapo f
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Gestapo

nGestapo f
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References in periodicals archive ?
(46.) Die Reichsregierung (Reich Cabinet); Das Korps der Politischen Leiter der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei (Leadership Corps of the Nazi Party); Die Schutzstaffeln der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei (commonly known as the "SS") and including Der Sicherheitsdienst (commonly known as the "SD"); Die Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police, commonly known as the "Gestapo"); Die Sturmabteilungen der NSDAP (commonly known as the "SA"); and the General Staff and High Command of the German Armed Forces; see The Avalon Project: Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Minutes of the Opening Session of the Tribunal, at Berlin, 18 October 1945, Yale Law School Law Library, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/imtconst.asp (last visited Nov.