Definitions for fifth column
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fifth column, Trojan horse(noun)
a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
A group of people which clandestinely undermines a larger group, such as a nation, to which it is expected to be loyal.
A fifth column is a group of people who undermine a larger group, such as a nation or a besieged city, from within. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize when coordination with an external attack requires and extend even to uniformed military operations as part of a coordinated campaign. They can be clandestine, involving acts of sabotage, disinformation campaigns, or espionage executed within defense lines by secret sympathizers with an external force.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We do have, I'm sad to say, a fifth column that is living within our own countries that is utterly opposed to our values, we're going to have to be a lot braver... in standing up for our Judaeo-Christian culture.
Translations for fifth column
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- пятая калонаBelarusian
- пета колонаBulgarian
- quinta columna, cinquena columnaCatalan, Valencian
- pátá kolonaCzech
- Fünfte KolonneGerman
- πέμπτη φάλαγγαGreek
- quinta columnaSpanish
- ستون پنجمPersian
- cinquième colonneFrench
- հինգերորդ շարասյունArmenian
- 第五列, 第5列Japanese
- vijfde colonneDutch
- piąta kolumnaPolish
- quinta colunaPortuguese
- пятая колоннаRussian
- femte kolonnSwedish
- п'ята колонаUkrainian
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