fehme

noun

feh·​me
ˈfāmə
plural fehmen or fehmes
often capitalized
1
: a late medieval German secret tribunal
2
: a unit of a secret Nazi organization intent upon seeking out and executing those considered enemies of National Socialism

Word History

Etymology

German feme, from Middle High German (Westphalian dialect) vēme; akin to Old Frisian fēma to outlaw, Middle Dutch veme secret tribunal

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“Fehme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fehme. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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