Special Branch


Special Branch
   British
   police specifically concerned with subversion or terrorism
   Here you call your political police the Special Branch, because you English are not so direct in these matters. (Deighton, 1978)
    I was working for the [Irish] Garda Special Branch and supplying extensive and important information. (O'Callaghan, 1998)

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  • Special Branch — Special .Branch n a department of the British police force that deals with political crimes or crimes affecting the safety of the government, for example ↑terrorism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Special Branch — For the television series Special Branch, see Special Branch (TV series). Special Branch is a label customarily used to identify units responsible for matters of national security in British and Commonwealth police forces, as well as in the Royal …   Wikipedia

  • Special Branch — noun a government police department dealing with political security • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Special Branch — Au sein des services de police du Royaume Uni, du Commonwealth ou de l Irlande, la Special Branch ou Branche Spéciale a pour fonction le renseignement (essentiellement le contre espionnage) et l antiterrorisme. Histoire Cette section est vide,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Special Branch — the department of the British police force that deals with political crimes. It used to be responsible for fighting terrorist groups such as the IRA, but MI5 took over this work in 1992. The Special Branch is now mostly involved in protecting… …   Universalium

  • Special Branch — N PROPER: oft the N The Special Branch is the department of the British police that is concerned with political security and deals with things such as terrorism and visits by foreign leaders …   English dictionary

  • Special Branch — noun (U) a department of the British police force that deals with political crimes or crimes affecting the safety of the government, for example terrorism …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Special Branch — UK / US the part of the British police force that deals with crimes against the government, terrorism etc …   English dictionary

  • Special Branch (TV series) — Special Branch is a British television series made by Thames Television for ITV and shown between 1969 and 1974.The first two series were shot on videotape and starred Derren Nesbitt as DI Jordan, working to D.Supt Eden (Wensley Pithey) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysian Special Branch — The Special Branch or SB (Malay: Cawangan Khas) is an intelligence agency attached to the Royal Malaysian Police.[1] The SB is empowered to acquire and develop intelligence on internal and external threats to the nation, subversive activities,… …   Wikipedia


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