noun \gə-ˈstä-(ˌ)pō\
plural ge·sta·pos

Definition of GESTAPO

:  a secret-police organization employing underhanded and terrorist methods against persons suspected of disloyalty

Origin of GESTAPO

German, from Geheime Staatspolizei, literally, secret state police
First Known Use: 1934

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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