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secret police

  

      n   a police force that operates relatively secretly to check subversion or political dissent  
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secret  
      adj  
1    kept hidden or separate from the knowledge of others  
   Related adj       cryptic  
2    known only to initiates  
a secret password     
3    hidden from general view or use  
a secret garden     
4    able or tending to keep things private or to oneself  
5    operating without the knowledge of outsiders  
a secret society     
6    outside the normal range of knowledge  
      n  
7    something kept or to be kept hidden  
8    something unrevealed; mystery  
9    an underlying explanation, reason, etc., that is not apparent  
the secret of success     
10    a method, plan, etc., known only to initiates  
11      (Liturgy)   a variable prayer, part of the Mass, said by the celebrant after the offertory and before the preface  
12    in the secret. among the people who know a secret  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin secretus concealed, from secernere to sift; see secern)  
  secretly      adv  


open secret  
      n   something that is supposed to be secret but is widely known  
secret agent  
      n   a person employed in espionage  
secret police  
      n   a police force that operates relatively secretly to check subversion or political dissent  
secret service  
      n  
1    a government agency or department that conducts intelligence or counterintelligence operations  
2    such operations  
Secret Service  
      n   a U.S. government agency responsible for the protection of the president, the suppression of counterfeiting, and certain other police activities  
secret society  
      n   a society or organization that conceals its rites, activities, etc., from those who are not members  
top-secret  
      adj   containing information whose disclosure would cause exceedingly grave damage to the nation and therefore classified as needing the highest level of secrecy and security  
trade secret  
      n   a secret formula, technique, process, etc., known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer  

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secret

  

      adj  
1    backstairs, behind someone's back, camouflaged, cloak-and-dagger, close, closet     (informal)   concealed, conspiratorial, covered, covert, disguised, furtive, hidden, hole-and-corner     (informal)   hush-hush     (informal)   reticent, shrouded, undercover, underground, under wraps, undisclosed, unknown, unpublished, unrevealed, unseen  
2    abstruse, arcane, cabbalistic, clandestine, classified, cryptic, esoteric, mysterious, occult, recondite  
3    hidden, out-of-the-way, private, retired, secluded, unfrequented, unknown  
4    close, deep, discreet, reticent, secretive, sly, stealthy, underhand  
      n  
5    code, confidence, enigma, formula, key, mystery, recipe, skeleton in the cupboard  
6    in secret      behind closed doors, by stealth, huggermugger     (archaic)   in camera, incognito, secretly, slyly, surreptitiously  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   apparent, candid, disclosed, exoteric, frank, manifest, obvious, open, overt, public, straightforward, unconcealed, visible, well-known  


secret agent     
cloak-and-dagger man, nark     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang)   spook     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   spy, undercover agent  

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n.
police officer
[Slang]
n.
making something known that was secret
n.
secret or previously unknown details of a history or a biography
n.
police van in which prisoners are transported from the police stations to the jails
slang term
n.
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
n.
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
n.
vintage light on police car, i.e. a single dome with rotating lights inside. Thus nicknamed because of it's resemblance with bubblegum machines.
[US];[Coll.] Syn. bubble gum machine, gumball machine.
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