What is another word for secret police?

Pronunciation: [sˈiːkɹət pəlˈiːs] (IPA)

A term often associated with authoritarian regimes, secret police are law enforcement agencies that operate under undisclosed or ambiguous jurisdiction. Alternative terms for secret police include the State Security Police, Political Police, or National Security Service. In some contexts, they are also known as intelligence agencies or internal security forces. Regardless of terminology, secret police have a notorious reputation for suppressing dissent, infiltrating opposition movements, and targeting individuals who pose a perceived threat to the regime's stability. Despite efforts to rebrand themselves as national security agencies, their methods often involve surveillance, torture, and arbitrary detention. The use of alternative names for secret police may obscure their true nature, but their actions are often still perceived as oppressive and authoritarian.

What are the hypernyms for Secret police?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for secret police (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Secret police?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with Secret police

  • The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
    John Boyd Orr
  • Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
    Richard Perle
  • The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.
    George W. Bush
  • If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.
    Edward Abbey
  • Try to raise a voice that shall be heard from here to Albany and watch what it is that comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your fathers offering you a place in his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if any of you young gentlemen have a mind to get heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputation, and a close enemy of most men who wish you well. And what will you get in return? Well, if I must for the benefit of the economists, charge you up with some selfish gain, I will say that you get the satisfaction of having been heard, and that this is the whole possible scope of human ambition.
    John Jay Chapman

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