black site

[ blak-sahyt ]

  1. a location that is never publicly acknowledged as existing, where secret military and defense operations, including the detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists, are conducted out of reach of the law and normal systems of oversight:Thailand was likely the first country to host a CIA black site, where suspected 9/11 terrorists were detained.

Origin of black site

First recorded in 2005–10

Words Nearby black site Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for black site

black site

  1. a secret facility used by a country's military as a prison and interrogation centre, whose existence is denied by the government

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