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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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