secret police

secret police
Synonyms and related words:
Cheka, FBI, Gestapo, Interpol, MP, MVD, Mounties, NKVD, OGPU, RCMP, SP, Scotland Yard, bugging, cloak-and-dagger work, constabulary, counterespionage, counterintelligence, county police, electronic surveillance, espial, espionage, following, highway patrol, intelligence, intelligence work, law enforcement agency, military intelligence, military police, observation, police, police force, political police, posse, provincial police, riot police, secret service, security force, shadowing, shore patrol, special police, spying, stakeout, state police, surveillance, tactical police, tailing, trailing, troopers, vigilance committee, vigilantes, wiretap, wiretapping

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Secret police — (sometimes political police) are a police agency which operates in secrecy to maintain national security against internal threats to the state.Secret police forces are typically associated with totalitarian regimes, as they are often used to… …   Wikipedia

  • secret police — secret po lice n the secret police a police force controlled by a government, that secretly tries to defeat the political enemies of that government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • secret police — ► NOUN (treated as pl. ) ▪ a police force working in secret against a government s political opponents …   English terms dictionary

  • secret police — n. a police force that operates secretly, esp. for suppressing opposition to the government …   English World dictionary

  • secret police — noun a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition) • Hypernyms: ↑police, ↑police force, ↑constabulary, ↑law • Hyponyms: ↑Gestapo * * * noun the secret police : a p …   Useful english dictionary

  • secret police — a police force that functions as the enforcement arm of a government s political policies and whose activities, which often include surveillance, intimidation, and physical violence as a means of suppressing dissent, are usually concealed from… …   Universalium

  • secret police — N UNCOUNT: also the N The secret police is a police force in some countries that works secretly and deals with political crimes committed against the government …   English dictionary

  • secret police — noun the secret police a police force controlled by a government, that secretly tries to defeat the political enemies of that government …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • secret police — noun [treated as plural] a police force working in secret against a government s political opponents …   English new terms dictionary

  • secret police — se′cret police′ n. gov a police force that operates secretly, esp. to suppress dissent against the government • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang


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