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Falange

[fey-lanj; Spanish fah-lahn-he]
noun
  1. the official state political party in Spain from 1936 until disbandment in 1977.
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Origin of Falange

< Spanish, short for Falange Española Tradicionalista Traditionalist Spanish Phalanx
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Historical Examples

  • Segundo Vardenio was one of the big leaders of the Falange in the country.

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  • They had cadres in the office of the Falange National Delegation.

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  • "I guess that's the beginning of the end for the Falange," he said.

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  • An artist had superimposed the five arrows of the Falange over the face of Spain.

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  • There was one picture of a banquet held by the Falange in San Hermano late in 1936.

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British Dictionary definitions for falange

Falange

noun
  1. the Fascist movement founded in Spain in 1933; the one legal party in Spain under the regime of Franco
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Derived FormsFalangist, noun, adjective

Word Origin

Spanish: phalanx
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Word Origin and History for falange

Falange

Spanish political party founded 1933 as a fascist movement; see Falangist. Related: Falangista.

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