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SEGUIDOR POLITICO [1 record]

Record 1 2003-05-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • General Vocabulary
  • Political Science (General)
DEF

One hired to deal viciously with opponents

OBS

Also refers to those hired to do unpleasant tasks or to cause destruction.

OBS

henchman: According to the sources consulted, this term is used in Canada to refer to a trusted and loyal supporter or follower, not necessarily one who resorts to violence.

Key term(s)
  • hatchet-man
  • hatchetman

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vocabulaire général
  • Sciences politiques (Généralités)
DEF

Adepte fanatique des doctrines et exécutant aveugle des volontés (d'un maître, d'un chef).

DEF

Personnage qui exerce des violences au service de quelqu'un, d'un pouvoir oppressif.

CONT

Il trouve refuge tantôt à l'ambassade du Canada, tantôt chez des amis français. En maintes occasions, les militaires et leurs séides croient le tenir.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Vocabulario general
  • Ciencias políticas (Generalidades)
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