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- noun obsolete The
misuseor abuseof military authority; bullying.
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From the German name for Saverne, a town in Alsace. Originated from an incident in 1912 involving an overzealous soldier who wounded a cobbler for smiling at him, ultimately triggering an intervention from the army who took over the power from local authorities.
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