Securitate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Romanian Securitate (from securitate ‎(security)), short for Direcţia Generală a Securităţii Poporului ‎(General Directorate for the Security of the People), later Departamentul Securităţii Statului ‎(Department for State Security).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sᵻkjʊəɹɪˈtɑːteɪ/

Proper noun[edit]

Securitate

  1. (now historical) The official state security and secret police force of Romania under Communist rule. [from 20th c.]
    • 1999, Chris Stephen, The Observer, 19 Dec 1999:
      My young interpreter scowls, inserting into her translation her own memories of six-hour queues to buy milk, and of the feared Securitate secret police.
    • 2012, John Sweeney, ‘At War with Ceausescu’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      Even our Securitate-approved minders went into a mental coma when we questioned the genius of the Genius of the Carpathians, Nicolae Ceauşescu.