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GESTAPO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Gestapo mean? 

GESTAPO (noun)
  The noun GESTAPO has 1 sense:

1. the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods

  Familiarity information: GESTAPO used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GESTAPO (noun)


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Meaning:

The secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("Gestapo" is a kind of...):

secret police (a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition))

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Holonyms ("Gestapo" is a part of...):

Schutzstaffel; SS (special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps)


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