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death squad

noun

Simple Definition of death squad

  • : a group of people who kill people who oppose a particular ruler or political group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of death squad

  1. :  any of various extremist groups whose members kill suspected political adversaries and criminals

1969

First Known Use of death squad

1969


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