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henchman

noun [C] uk   /ˈhentʃ.mən/ (plural -men   /-mən/   ) disapproving us  
someone who does unpleasant or illegal things for a powerful person: Like other dictators, he tried to distance himself from the dirty deeds carried out by his henchmen.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believersGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
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