Definition of Secret police

1. Noun. A police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition).

Generic synonyms: Constabulary, Law, Police, Police Force
Specialized synonyms: Gestapo



Definition of Secret police

1. Noun. A police force operating in secrecy and outside the normal boundaries of law, usually in support of a totalitarian government to suppress political dissent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secret Police

secres
secresy
secret-sacred
secret Santa
secret Santas
secret admirer
secret admirers
secret agent
secret agents
secret approval
secret ballot
secret code
secret of Polichinelle
secret plan
secret police (current term)
secret service
secret society
secret writing
secreta
secretage
secretagogue
secretagogues
secretaire
secretarial
secretarial school
secretarially
secretariat
secretariate

Literary usage of Secret police

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The secret police, more commonly known as detectives, are not uniformed. ... The secret police of the United States government are known as secret service ..."

2. Palmer's Index to "The Times" Newspaper (1890)
"... secret police, by a Female. Nihilist, 13/ 9s ' ; • and Austria. 23 / 6 • ' / and Bokhara, 13 m 6 s ' and the Brazilian Republic, 5/ 5 d Army cf, ..."

3. The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries by Charles William Heckethorn (1897)
"The Revolution abolished this secret police as immoral and illegal; but it was, as a political engine, re-established under the Directory, ..."

4. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"The end of the high police is obtained chiefly by means of the secret police—that cancer which eats into the vitals of society, and the pollution of which ..."

5. Free Russia by William Hepworth Dixon (1870)
"secret police. THE new principle of referring things to a popular vote is coming into play on every side; nowhere in a form more striking than in the courts ..."

6. Free Russia by William Hepworth Dixon (1870)
"secret police. THE new principle of referring things to a popular vote is coming into play on every side; nowhere in a form more striking than in the courts ..."

7. Manual of Political Ethics by Francis Lieber (1875)
"secret police.—Delatores and Mouchards.—The obligation of informing against intended or committed Offences. XV. " STRANGER, tell the Lacedaemonians that we ..."

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