Meaning of secret police

se'cret police'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a police force that functions as the enforcement arm of a government's political policies and whose activities, which often include surveillance, intimidation, and physical violence as a means of suppressing dissent, are usually concealed from the public. Also called
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