SAVAK

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian ساواک.

Proper noun[edit]

SAVAK

  1. (historical) The Iranian security and intelligence service from 1957 to 1979.
    • 2007, Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes, Penguin 2008, p. 105:
      The CIA wanted SAVAK to serve as its eyes and ears against the Soviets.