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- n. A group that aims to control what other people think.
Originally used in the first half of the twentieth century as an epithet for the Tokkō, although it is arguable that its popularity in modern usage stems primarily from George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four. An organization responsible for monitoring all citizens and making sure they are not guilty of political dissent, or thoughtcrime. (Wiktionary)