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secret police

noun [U] uk   us  
a police force that secretly collects information about people who oppose the government and tries to make such opposition weaker, often using illegal and violent methods
Translations of “secret police”
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密員警…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密警察…
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