the secret police

noun

Definition of the secret police

: a police organization that is run by a government and that operates in a secret way to control the actions of people who oppose the government

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“The secret police.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20secret%20police. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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