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A clandestine military or paramilitary group that carries out the killing of political opponents or civilians deemed undesirable.
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any of various paramilitary groups, esp. in Latin America, whose members murder political opponents and petty criminals.
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|Noun||1.||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
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