private detective


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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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The aid of the Pinkertons and of countless private detective agencies was called in, and in addition to this thousands were upon our payroll.
With this object I engaged an agent from a private detective firm, who entered my husband's house as a secretary--it was your second secretary, Sergius, the one who left you so hurriedly.
At that moment the Fynes, still at the window and watching like a pair of private detectives, saw a man with a long grey beard and a jovial face go up the steps helping himself with a thick stick, and knock at the door.
But there was also about him an indescribable air which no mechanic could have acquired in the practice of his handicraft however dishonestly exercised: the air common to men who live on the vices, the follies, or the baser fears of mankind; the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; to private detectives and inquiry agents; to drink sellers and, I should say, to the sellers of invigorating electric belts and to the inventors of patent medicines.
He re-surfaces as the unlicensed private detective, working out of his apartment in Hell's Kitchen.
when the private detective, Roshan was caught redhanded by some college students when he was clicking pictures of Kumar along with a girl.
She gave the same reply when Mr Laidlaw asked if she knew of his activities, saying: "We did have private detectives working at the NotW.
Mishcon de Reya's connection with RISC comes amid mounting concern about the use of private detectives by law firms, finance companies, insurers and City brokers.
Although Shinde did not talk about apprehensions being expressed in several quarters that someone from within the BJP could have asked the private detective agency for Jaitley's call data record, the Delhi Police is probing this possibility as well.
The private detective agency's office was searched in December 2010 and files, including their "active client list", were examined.
Taxpayers' Alliance campaign director Emma Boon said: "It is outrageous that councils are spending taxpayers' money on private detectives.
30pm Sat 8am - 1pm MORE than a quarter of a million pounds was spent by councils on hiring private detectives to spy on the public over the past five years in Wales, Wales on Sunday can reveal.