Verfassungsschutz

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Verfassung +‎ -s- +‎ Schutz.

Noun[edit]

Verfassungsschutz m (genitive Verfassungsschutzes, no plural)

  1. (politics, law) protection of the constitution (the Grundgesetz); the totality of all efforts (such as domestic espionage and the banning of political parties deemed hostile to it) undertaken to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the basic societal order which that constitution establishes
  2. Short for Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz.

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