death squad

noun
Updated on: 7 Feb 2018

Definition of death squad

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

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First Known Use of death squad

1873


DEATH SQUAD Defined for English Language Learners

death squad

noun

Definition of death squad for English Language Learners

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


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