fehme

noun, often capitalized feh·me \ ˈfāmə \

Definition of fehme

plural fehmen or fehmes
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

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Origin and Etymology of fehme

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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