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House Un-American Activities Committee Syllabification: House Un-A·mer·i·can Ac·tiv·i·ties Com·mit·tee
(abbreviation: HUAC)

Definition of House Un-American Activities Committee in English:

A committee of the US House of Representatives established in 1938 to investigate subversives. It became notorious for its zealous investigations of alleged communists, particularly in the late 1940s, although it was originally intended to pursue Fascists also.

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