Homeland Security

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homeland security

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) precautions taken by the government of a specified country against terrorist attacks

Homeland Security

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body responsible for dealing with terrorist threats on American soil
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Noun1.Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA - an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS - an agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, FLETC - a center in the Department of that trains law enforcement professionals for more than seventy federal agencies
Secret Service, SS, United States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS - the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
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He still wore the fine broadcloth suit in which he had fulfilled his mission, but it was bitterly the worse for wear, daubed with clay and torn with the sharp briers of the wood.
The partners from Montreal, however, were the lords of the ascendant; coming from the midst of luxurious and ostentatious life, they quite eclipsed their compeers from the woods, whose forms and faces had been battered and hardened by hard living and hard service, and whose garments and equipments were all the worse for wear.
She never had tried, and probably never would now, being some fourteen or fifteen years of age, short in wind, long in body, and rather the worse for wear in respect of her mane and tail.
He examined my puttees and my strong tan shoes--a little the worse for wear now.