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private detective

private detective

n
(Law) an individual privately employed to investigate a crime, keep watch on a suspected person, or make other inquiries. Also called: private investigator
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private detective - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationprivate detective - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage

private detective

noun private investigator, detective, private eye (informal), sleuth (informal), gumshoe (U.S. & Canad.), private dick (U.S. & Canad.) She hired a private detective to search for evidence.
Translations
soukromý detektiv
zasebni detektiv

private detective

private investigator ninvestigatore/trice or detective m/f inv privato/a
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And she became so rigid all over that she was not able to turn her head at the clatter of the bell, which caused the private investigator Heat to spin round on his heel.
It involved corporate clients suspected of using the services of rogue private investigators.
A director and a senior member of staff at Kentbased Woodgate and Clark Ltd have also been sentenced to record financial penalties, along with the private investigators involved.
WillSpy is renowned for successfully recovering more kidnapped children than any other private investigators in Central America.
In this plain-language guide for advanced students and new professionals he gives advice on beginning in practice as a private investigator, emphasizing the importance of communication and information sharing between private investigators and the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
I, Spy should be required reading not only for would-be private investigators, but also parents and ordinary people who want to keep themselves and their families safe from stalkers and criminals.
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General manager John Brehony confirmed to Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary the agency had approved the hiring of private investigators last year.
ROGUE private investigators obtained sensitive personal data from the UK''s tax office and two of the country''s biggest companies, it has been revealed.
MP Tom Watson has called for a judicial inquiry into the unsolved axe murder of a private investigator 25 years ago, after claiming that a "corrupt nexus of private investigators, police officers and journalists at the News Of The World" may have hampered police investigations into the killings.
It is a concern that private investigators who conduct these operations are unregulated, and many are known to deploy dubious tactics.
LONDON, July 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was among individuals whose personal data was clandestinely obtained by private investigators at the behest of a newspaper owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch.

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