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Klan

[klan] /klæn/
noun
2.
a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
Related forms
Klanism, noun
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  • In some cases there had been a liberal construction of orders and of what was by common consent the law of the Klan.

    Ku Klux Klan J. C. Lester
  • The preacher was telling about the Bible days when the Klan rode up.

  • Many outrages were committed in the name of Ku Klux that really were done by irresponsible parties who never belonged to the Klan.

  • The Tenneyson slaves wasn't bothered with patrollers, neither the Klan.

  • I found also that some $21,000 of Klan funds had been given the Lanier University without security.

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan Henry Peck Fry
British Dictionary definitions for Klan

Klan

/klæn/
noun
1.
the Klan, short for Ku Klux Klan
Derived Forms
Klanism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Klan
n.

1867, short for ku klux klan.

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