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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
Word Origin
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

a hypothetical transfer of a mental formation from one person to another; also, such a transference of thought through a group or crowd; also written thought-wave's 21st Century Lexicon
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