Definition of death squad in English:

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death squad

Pronunciation: /ˈdeTH ˌskwäd/


An armed paramilitary group formed to kill particular people, especially political opponents.
Example sentences
  • Prosecutors accuse him of authorizing a military death squad to kill 15 suspected leftist guerrillas in 1991.
  • In 2001, he was indicted for the killings carried out by a death squad that executed 75 political prisoners in the weeks after the coup.
  • An Irish human rights worker hiding from a paramilitary death squad in Colombia has been allowed to leave an isolated region controlled by right-wing extremists.

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Syllabification: death squad

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