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Noun: Ku Klux Klan  ,koo,klúks'klan
  1. A secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
    - Klan, KKK

Type of: foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, secret society, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Encyclopedia: Ku Klux Klan