the secret police

Definition of the secret police

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

secretplay
  1. :  kept from knowledge or view :  hidden

    :  marked by the habit of discretion :  closemouthed

    :  working with hidden aims or methods :  undercover

  1. :  something kept hidden or unexplained :  mystery

    :  something kept from the knowledge of others or shared only confidentially with a few

    :  a method, formula, or process used in an art or operation and divulged only to those of one's own company or craft :  trade secret

policeplay
  1. :  govern

    :  to control, regulate, or keep in order by use of police

    :  to make clean and put in order

  1. :  the internal organization or regulation of a political unit through exercise of governmental powers especially with respect to general comfort, health, morals, safety, or prosperity

    :  control and regulation of affairs affecting the general order and welfare of any unit or area

    :  the system of laws for effecting such control


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