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henchman

noun [C]  /ˈhentʃ·mən/ ( plural -men  /-ˌmen/) disapproving us  
a person who is loyal to and works for someone in a position of authority and is willing to help that person even by hurting others or by committing crimes: Although the president kept himself above the fray, his henchmen were blaming everyone.
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