(in the Soviet Union) the state secret-police organization (1917–22), succeeded by the GPU.
- Chekist, noun
- Compare KGB.
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How to use Cheka in a sentence
In the building of the Soviet, where we came to exchange our horses, there was being held a meeting of the "Cheka."
And so we talked the members of the "Cheka" round to everything that we wanted.
He is the commissar of the 'Cheka' and she is the agent of this establishment.
In every Siberian "Cheka" I could have had this end so joyfully accorded me.
They were the results of the bloody work of the "Cheka" at Minnusinsk.
British Dictionary definitions for Cheka
Russian history the secret police set up in 1917 by the Bolshevik government: reorganized in the Soviet Union in Dec 1922 as the GPU
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