Gestapo Definition

gə-stäpō, -shtä-
The secret police force of the German Nazi state, notorious for its terrorism, brutality, etc.
Webster's New World
A police organization that employs terroristic methods to control a populace.
American Heritage
Any secret police.
Webster's New World
Any police force or other authority regarded variously as sinister, ruthless, brutal, etc.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the German security police organized under the Nazi regime.
American Heritage
Of, relating to, or characteristic of terroristic police methods or operations.
Gestapo tactics.
American Heritage

Origin of Gestapo

  • German Ge(heime) Sta(ats)po(lizei) secret state police geheim secret Staat state Polizei police

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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