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thought police

a group of people with totalitarian views on a given subject, who constantly monitor others for any deviation from prescribed thinking
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C20: from the Thought Police described by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
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  • Odd—when Pax had ruled, there were thought police and the cardinal sin was to be a liberal, to experiment, to seek knowledge.

    Star Born Andre Norton
Contemporary definitions for thought police

an organization that attempts to restrict ideas or impose opinions through propaganda, censorship, and other authoritarian techniques's 21st Century Lexicon
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