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gestapo (guh-STAH-po) noun
Nazi secret state police notorious for brutality.
Employing method similar to Gestapo; marked by brutal suppression.
[From German Gestapo, an acronym from GEheime STAats-POlizei (Secret State Police).]
"`We felt as a lobby group that we could not be party to these Gestapo
proceedings ...' he (Ka Plaatjie) said."
"His (Stefan Widomski's) father was a member of the resistance, and the
family fled German-occupied Warsaw when a Polish-German friend warned
that the Gestapo was after his father."
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