Head-Hunting

Head-hunting is American slang for the destruction or neutralization of political opponents.
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head-hunting

head-hunting, practice of taking and preserving the head of a slain enemy. It has occurred throughout the world from ancient times into the 20th cent. In Europe, it flourished in the Balkans until the early 20th cent. The practice often has magico-religious motives. Head-hunting tribes usually belie...
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head-hunting

The practice of obtaining and treasuring the heads of enemies. Heads were hunted generally for religious purposes in order to preserve the enemy's life force or to prevent mystical vengeance. The...
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