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Meaning of Sturmabteilung

Sturm•ab•tei•lung

Pronunciation: (shtoorm'äp'tī"loong), [key]
— n.
  1. a political militia of the Nazi party, organized about 1923 and notorious for its violence and terrorism up to 1934, when it was purged and reorganized as an instrument of physical training and political indoctrination of German men; Brown Shirts.
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