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Alger Hiss

Al·ger Hiss

Alger Hiss

 
pronunciation:
ael jr hIs
part of speech: noun
definition: a lawyer and U.S. public official accused in 1948 of having acted as a Communist spy in the 1930s. Convicted in 1950 on counts of perjury related to the investigation, Hiss was sentenced to five years in prison but maintained his innocence until his death (b.1904--d.1996).