security police


: police engaged in counterespionage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two top editors for the now-defunct online news website Stand News, Chung Pui-kuen and Patrick Lam Shiu-tung, were arrested in December after hundreds of national security police raided their newsroom. Selina Cheng, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 Zen, one of Asia’s most senior Catholic clerics, was arrested by Hong Kong’s national security police in May along with three other leading democracy activists, including Cantopop star Denis Ho. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 26 Sep. 2022 And 90-year old Cardinal Zen, who was arrested in May by national-security police, is about to be put on trial. William Mcgurn, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2022 The memorial consists of a life-size granite sculpture of a 12-year-old German shepherd, known as Chyba, who served as a U.S. Army military patrol and security police dog in Kuwait and Germany. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 The latest arrests were made under existing antisedition laws that have been increasingly used by national-security police this year. Newley Purnell, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2022 Hong Kong’s national security police on Wednesday arrested Cardinal Joseph Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s Communist Party, drawing concern from the Vatican and condemnation from the United States. Nectar Gan, CNN, 11 May 2022 The city’s June 4th Museum, which had already been forced to close, was raided in September by national security police who carried away boxes of exhibits. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 4 June 2022 National-security police recently arrested several of her courtroom backers, charging two of them with sedition for their public displays of support for Ms. Chow. Wenxin Fan And Elaine Yu, WSJ, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of security police was in 1915

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“Security police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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