Etymology
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KGB

national security agency of the Soviet Union from 1954 to 1991, attested from 1955 in English, initialism (acronym) of Russian Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti "Committee for State Security."

updated on August 15, 2011

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Definitions of KGB from WordNet

kgb (n.)
formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia;
Synonyms: Committee for State Security / Soviet KGB
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.