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DONS, noun

Forms:
Also Dons.
historical
Acronym formed on initial letters of Department of National Security. Also attributive.
Note:
See note at BOSS.
1979 Daily Dispatch 25 Oct. 11The Department of National Security (Dons), formerly the Bureau for State Security (Boss), has started advertising for staff.
[1987 S. Roberts Jacks in Corners 156She wondered briefly how the South African secret police, BOSS, DNS, etc., managed to earn such a good name for efficiency if they employed people like William.]
Acronym formed on initial letters of Department of National Security. Also attributive.

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