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Falange

Syllabification: Fa·lange
Pronunciation: /fəˈlanj, ˈfāˌlanj
 
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Definition of Falange in English:

The Spanish Fascist movement that merged with traditional right-wing elements in 1937 to form the ruling party, the Falange Española Tradicionalista, under General Franco. It was formally abolished in 1977.

Origin

Spanish, from Latin phalanx, phalang- (see phalanx).

Derivatives

Falangism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Falangism, in essence, is class warfare by a state which is assuredly devoted to a particular elite and which remains subordinated to that elite.
  • As a young man he was attracted to Falangism, a precursor of fascism that was later embraced by the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

Falangist

2
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Hungarian fascists dreamed of dominating the Danube basin; Spanish Falangists coveted African possessions and perhaps even hoped to reannex Portugal.
  • The Nazis made anti-Semitism a central theme in their philosophy, as did the Iron Guard; the Fascisti and the Falangists were much less concerned with it.
  • Falangists were a group of young, conservative, violent, extremely radical leaders.

Words that rhyme with Falange

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