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Abwehr

[ahp-vair, ahb-; German ahp-veyr] /ˈɑp vɛər, ˈɑb-; German ˈɑp veɪr/
noun
1.
the German high-command service for espionage, counterintelligence, and sabotage during World War II.
Origin
< German: literally, defense (noun derivative of abwehren to defend, ward off), perhaps orig. in a compound such as Spionageabwehr counterintelligence
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