noun[treated as plural]
A police force working in secret against a government’s political opponents.
- However, the new police lack any effective power against the Sandinista secret police or army.
- In places it was only Russian troops who protected the secret police from workers' anger.
- Ganev's career initially received a boost from his role as an official in the Stalinist secret police.
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Syllabification: se·cret po·lice
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