any of various groups of assassins, especially in Central America, whose members murder political dissidents, petty criminals, etc., usually with the tacit approval of the government.
The Saddest Literary Deaths We’re Still Crying AboutLet's grab a tissue together and consider why the following deaths of some of our favorite fictional characters can still bring us to tears.
Origin of death squad
First recorded in 1965–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019