Ku Klux
Kuklux Ku`klux", Ku Klux Ku` Klux", Ku Klux Klan Ku` Klux" Klan, n. The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the repression of the political power of the freed negroes; -- called also {Kuklux Klan} and {the Klan}. It exerienced a revival in the 1920's, in the north as well as the south, and persists as a weak organization into the 1990's. Its goals were primarily anti-negro and anti-Catholic, and its tactics included terrorist attacks on negroes for the purpose of intimidation with the goal of continuing segregation. The signature activity of the Klan was the burning of a cross, either at rallies of Klansmen, or on the property of African-Americans which they hoped to intimidate. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Ku Klux — ☆ Ku Klux [ko͞o′ kluks΄, kyo͞o′kluks΄ ] n. 〚< Gr kyklos, a circle (see CYCLE): prob. suggested by Kuklos Adelphōn, a S college fraternity (1812 66)〛 short for KU KLUX KLAN * * * …   Universalium

  • Ku Klux — ☆ Ku Klux [ko͞o′ kluks΄, kyo͞o′kluks΄ ] n. [< Gr kyklos, a circle (see CYCLE): prob. suggested by Kuklos Adelphōn, a S college fraternity (1812 66)] short for KU KLUX KLAN …   English World dictionary

  • ku-klux — ˈk(y)üˌkləks, often ÷ˈklü by assimilation to the kl of “Klux” & “Klan” transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Usage: often capitalized both Ks Etymology: from Ku Klux, Ku Klux Klan, secret organization originating in the southern United States after the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ku klux — noun see ku kluxer 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ku klux klan — Symbole du Ku Klux Klan. Le Ku Klux Klan (appelé souvent par son sigle KKK ou également le Klan), fondé le 24 décembre 1865, est une organisation suprématiste blanche protestante des États Unis d Amérique. Classée à l extrême droite …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ku-Klux-Klan — 〈engl. [kju:klʌksklæ:n] m.; s; unz.〉 US amerikanischer Geheimbund gegen die Gleichberechtigung der Schwarzen mit terrorist. Methoden [engl. <grch. kyklos „Kreis“ + engl. clan „Stamm, Sippe“] * * * Ku Klux Klan [engl.: kju:klʌks klæn ], der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • KU KLUX KLAN — KU KLUX KLA Société secrète fondée dans le sud des États Unis, au lendemain de la guerre de Sécession, en 1866. Le Ku Klux Klan s’est immédiatement assigné comme objectif la lutte contre les Noirs, que venait d’émanciper (en 1865) le XIIIe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ku Klux Klan — ☆ Ku Klux Klan [ko͞o΄ kluks΄ klan′, kyo͞o΄kluks΄klan′ ] n. [ KU KLUX + klan, arbitrary sp. for CLAN] 1. a secret society of white men founded in the S States after the Civil War to reestablish and maintain white supremacy 2. a secret society… …   English World dictionary

  • Ku Klux Klanner — Ku Klux Klannˈer or Ku Klux Klanˈsman noun A member of this organization (also Klansman) • • • Main Entry: ↑Ku Klux Klan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ku Klux Klansman — Ku Klux Klannˈer or Ku Klux Klanˈsman noun A member of this organization (also Klansman) • • • Main Entry: ↑Ku Klux Klan …   Useful english dictionary

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