special duty

special duty
   illegal or inhuman activity sanctioned by the state
   'Special duty groups' is a close translation [of Einsatzgruppen]. But the amorphous word 'Einsatz' had another shade of meaning — knightliness. (Keneally, 1982, writing about Nazi gangs appointed to harass and round up Jews)
   Other tyrannies employ the same language, methods, and concepts.

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