secret police

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secret police

n.
A police force operating largely in secret and often using terror tactics to suppress dissent and political opposition.

secret police

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a police force that operates relatively secretly to check subversion or political dissent

se′cret police′


n.
a police force that operates secretly, esp. to suppress dissent against the government.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secret police - a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
Gestapo - the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
Translations
شُرْطَةٌ سِرِّيَّه
tajná policie
hemmeligt politi
titkosrendõrség
leynilögregla
gizli polis

secret police

n the secret policela polizia segreta

secret

(ˈsiːkrit) adjective
hidden from, unknown to, or not told to, other people. a secret agreement; He kept his illness secret from everybody.
noun
1. something which is, or must be kept, secret. The date of their marriage is a secret; industrial secrets.
2. a hidden explanation. I wish I knew the secret of her success.
ˈsecrecy noun
the state of being or the act of keeping secret.
ˈsecretive (-tiv) adjective
inclined to conceal one's activities, thoughts etc. secretive behaviour.
ˈsecretively adverb
ˈsecretiveness noun
ˈsecretly adverb
in such a way that others do not know, see etc. He secretly copied the numbers down in his notebook.
secret agent
a spy.
secret police
a police force whose activities are kept secret and which is concerned mostly with political crimes.
in secret
secretly. This must all be done in secret.
keep a secret
not to tell (something secret) to anyone else. You can't trust her to keep a secret.
References in classic literature ?
She then desired the Sultan, the chief of the eunuchs, the little slave, and myself to descend into a secret court of the palace, and placed us beneath a gallery which ran all round, she herself standing in the centre of the court.
In particular, the memos singled out October 2016, when the FBI received permission to wiretap Page from a secret court created under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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In December, the kingdom sentenced 15 people to death at the secret court for spying in Iran.
Summary: The European Commission has asked the United States about a secret court order Yahoo used to scan thousands of customer emails for possible terrorism links, following concerns that may have violated a new data transfer pact.
When Brian Barton's book From Behind a Closed Door: Secret Court Martial Records of the 1916 Easter Rising appeared in 2002, most people assumed that the question was definitively dealt with.
The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the international coalition aircraft targeted a convoy belonging to the organization in (the cultural group) area north of Mosul." He added, "The bombing was the reason behind the death of the Sharia Court judge named (Tariq Hassan Al-Efri) and six arrested civilians were with him during their transfer to another secret court with two militants of Daash." The source noted that "the detainees were also killed and their bodies with Efri all arrived at the forensic medicine in Mosul." The international coalition aircraft have been able to on Monday evening, to kill one court judges to Daash named (Ahmed Shaker Mahmoud) with six militants of Daash in the north of the city of Mosul.
The newspaper reported that the company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order allowing wiretapping of all Internet communications at the headquarters of the United Nations, an AT&T customer.
THE Court of Appeal has ruled that the Home Secretary can use secret court hearings to defend a damages claim being brought by the former IRA mole Martin McGartland.
This departure from standard judicial procedure is one of the fundamental flaws of the legislation involving the secret court, but that is an argument - and a reform - for another day.
A priest has been found guilty of defaming churchmen and parishioners in a secret court after claiming a "powerful gay mafia" was behind sexual bullying in Scotland's Catholic church.
Associates of the cell were at a training camp in Cumbria with the four 21/7 attackers, secret court papers show.