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Falange

[fey-lanj; Spanish fah-lahn-he] /ˈfeɪ lændʒ; Spanish fɑˈlɑn hɛ/
noun
1.
the official state political party in Spain from 1936 until disbandment in 1977.
Origin of Falange
< Spanish, short for Falange Española Tradicionalista Traditionalist Spanish Phalanx
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  • Patrick Jordan, a soldier of the Falange, while intoxicated, shot and mortally wounded a native boy.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • There was one picture of a banquet held by the Falange in San Hermano late in 1936.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • An artist had superimposed the five arrows of the Falange over the face of Spain.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • Segundo Vardenio was one of the big leaders of the Falange in the country.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • Meanwhile, the Falange sends two agents from Spain with the latest orders for Ansaldo.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • But if his reports are now in the hands of the Falange, the Axis knows it too.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • The Falange were in good spirits as they marched gaily along the dusty highway.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • "I guess that's the beginning of the end for the Falange," he said.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • They had cadres in the office of the Falange National Delegation.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • We cracked the thick skull of the Falange today, compaeros, but the black heart is still pumping.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for Falange

Falange

/ˈfælændʒ; Spanish faˈlanxe/
noun
1.
the Fascist movement founded in Spain in 1933; the one legal party in Spain under the regime of Franco
Derived Forms
Falangist, noun, adjective
Word Origin
Spanish: phalanx
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Word Origin and History for Falange

Spanish political party founded 1933 as a fascist movement; see Falangist. Related: Falangista.

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